6th grade pre-AP everything is going to be the death of me and possibly the rest of our family. We all want to believe that our kids are smart yada yada. My dd is 'smart', she listens, pays attention, puts her best foot forward. Not sure how she qualifies so high on the charts because she is so slow!! The amount of homework this girl brings home is outrageous. For the last three weeks she is working working working until from the time she gets to school until she goes to bed. She has been doing 'tutoring' for an hour before school and an hour after, all week in math. It's not because she doesn't understand but because she isn't completing the work in class (specifically tests). She's been working all week on one math test.
Anyway -my point of the post is, how do you handle homework? It's really putting a stop to the rest of the family being able to function as a family. Everyone kind of has to tip toe around for three hours because she's 'trying to concentrate'. Do you have your kids sit at the kitchen table or do they do their homework in their room? I always did my hw at the table with my family doing whatever around me but this seems to be a problem for my daughter. She gets distracted and then she gets mad. It's like we can't do anything all night (in her opinion). She doesn't even want us to turn on the tv bc it's too loud. My husband and I feel like we've been grounded for the last three weeks and I'd like some ideas on how to take our evenings back. Thanks!!
on Sep. 20, 2012 at 9:13 PM