Is homework sometimes a challenge in your home? Here are two complaints you may hear, along with solutions to consider:
" I don't want to do homework." Make homework time more pleasant by helping you youngster find a quiet, well-lit place to work. You can also encourage him to reward himself for working hard. For example, he might decide to take a break to play after he works for 30 minutes. Tip: If you find he rushes through homework to watch TV or play video games, consider limiting electronics on school night.
"This is too hard." Ask your child to read directions aloud and tell you what he's finding hard. Then, suggest that he look through his textbook for a similar problem or call a friend who might be able to help. Note: If your youngster frequently struggles with assignments, talk to his teacher.