Homework Help

By Amy Dienta

So my last post was about getting to places on time with both children- a 5-month-old and a 9-year-old who takes forever to get ready. Thank you for all of your good advice! Getting ready seems to be going smoother.

I found this quote the other day:

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.  ~Franklin P. Jones

My 9-year-old recently is taking forever to do his homework. I’m talking from 5-9pm every night. He fools around, touches everything in sight and basically drives me crazy!

His homework consists of 2-3 worksheets, a reading log and a spelling assignment. He is in 3rd grade and homework is only going to get harder, and their will be plenty more of it as he gets older. It’s not that he does not know what he’s doing, it’s just that he gets easily distracted. He taps his pencil and, like I mentioned earlier, touches everything around him.

I’ve taken away everything but the pencil, and he started playing drum solos on the table!

How can I help him finish quicker, and without yelling at him? How can I help him be less distracted? I am trying to be patient, but it’s getting tougher and tougher. I look forward to your help!

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  1. Amy Dienta

     /  February 9, 2012

    So my moms friend suggested letting him do it 15 min at a time and it seems to be going well.


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