Does your child seem to break down when they can’t get things exactly right? If so, you’ve got a perfectionist child. We’ll share how you can help your perfectionist child so they can let go of the fixed mindet they have been holding onto and how to protect their mental health so they can grow and flourish.
More than half of all students report they’re struggling to complete schoolwork. Why? For the most part, our educational system in the U.S. hasn’t changed over the past 200 years. One thing is for sure- one size doesn’t fit all for education!
Kids have different needs, both emotional and educational and that’s why we need to change the game in education.
Do you dread homework? Teach your child how to focus on homework with these easy tips, ideas, and strategies so you can stop the nagging and daily battles over getting it done! Using these super easy tips will help your child focus on homework will make homework easier at home.
Homework is a beast. And many times it becomes a full on power struggle where you are begging (or demanding) that your kid get it done because no one wants to spend their entire day and night suffering through it all.
But guess what. We have the answer to stop those power struggles with homework.
We share 3 simple ways you can put an end to those homework power struggles!
Here’s 4 simple tips on how to know what’s the “right” amount of homework for your kid!
As a parent, how to raise self-reliant kids is a hard question.
We all want kids who take care of themselves and their families, but many families struggle with how to get there.
These simple, yet far from easy, parenting tips are a great place to start.
While researching my book Drama Free Homework: A Parent’s Guide To Eliminating Homework Battles and Raising Focused Kids, I talked with lots of moms who were doing EVERYTHING – but since their child was still struggling, they considered themselves failures.
As they described the struggle at home, I noticed that four distinct “homework personalities” kept reappearing.
Do you recognize any of them in your house?
Dread your middle schooler’s homework every night? These tips for middle school parents will guide you in effective homework strategies.
There I was, sitting in my son’s 7th grade Parent-Teacher conferences, listening to the Literature teacher tell me the same thing I have heard for the past few years at every single conference…
“Your son is very bright, well-behaved, an absolutely pleasure in class. However, he doesn’t seem to get his homework done. And our first test of the year didn’t go very well for him.”
Wish your kids would take total control over homework? Homework 911 is your answer.
As a parent, I dreaded my daughter entering middle school.
Middle school was the most trying time of my childhood.
I came from a rather strict and sheltered elementary school. There were 10 students in my sixth-grade classroom. We were taught by Sister Mary Clare and I wore a uniform every day.
And puberty hit me hard. I gained 50 pounds in what seemed overnight.
I felt uncomfortable and awkward in my own body.
Middle school was like throwing me to the wolves.
I prepared my daughter for how mean kids could be.
And I taught her to always wear deoderant (because I made that mistake).
I made sure she was always in a physical activity so that she’d know her body was strong.
But the mental overwhelm caught me by surprise.
“Noooo… I can’t do it. I don’t have the time!!”
Have you heard this from your child when she sits down to do homework? My gosh, it wrecks me.
I can feel her overwhelm and so relate to it.
I know what it feels like to have so much to do and what seems like no time to do it.
So, I jump in and try to help.
“It’s ok sweetie, let’s write down all the things you have to do to get it out of your head.”
“NO!” she pouts back, “That won’t help. I don’t know any of this and I have to get started now.”
What do you do with that? You see the problem, you know the steps to take to fix it and yet your child pushes you away like you couldn’t possibly know what she’s talking about or what she’s dealing with.
Does it seem like your child has a lot more homework than you did at her age?
The vocabulary, the spelling, the math homework sheet and then the required 20 minutes of reading… all in first grade??
How can you possibly keep your child focused during it all?
I’m going to be blunt.
Right now, your child’s homework time just plain sucks.
You dread it every night. “Hey, have you done your math homework yet?
“NO! I can’t do my homework. I don’t want to do it yet. Can’t I watch TV? I’ll do it after dinner.”
So much back and forth and back and forth. It’s become too much.
The question is, how do you make your child want to do homework?
How do you make homework less boring?
School districts “no homework” policies miss the point.
It’s not that black and white. In fact, the research many journalists cite is frequently misinterpreted for a clickbait headline or to get people riled up.
It’s 6pm on a Thursday and I get a frantic text from a friend. Her daughter goes to the same school as mine.
“Hey, does your daughter have the math test from 2 months ago? The teacher is letting Celina retake it but she can’t find it.”
“Yeah, hold on, let me ask her.”
My daughter does have the test – which she doesn’t hand over right away because she wants to know exactly why she needs it, what it will be used for… third degree basically.
Satisfied with all my answers,she opens her binder to the math section, pulls out the test and hands it to me.
“Thanks,” my friend texts back, “I don’t know what Celina did with it.”