Do you want to know how to get your kids to do homework without a battle?

 

It is that time again. Didn’t we just do this twenty-four hours ago? Your heart starts to beat a bit faster as you prepare for the nightly battle that is about to ensue. Getting your kids to do homework is akin to getting your wisdom teeth pulled and frankly – you rather skip both.

 

“I don’t want to do it!” your daughter screams. 

“That’s not how she taught us! You don’t get it.” complains your son.

 

It is that time again. Didn't we just do this twenty-four hours ago? Getting your kids to do homework is a daily battle. Learn how to bring the peace back.

Since when did getting  kids to do their homework become such a ridiculous chore?

 

Don’t let homework battles destroy your family’s peace. Wave the white flag and take a break to watch this:

 

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3 responses to “Ask the Child Therapist Episode 22: How to Get Kids to Do Homework without a Battle!”

  1. Lisa @ NatureImmerse says:

    Parents often feel it’s their job to get their kids to do well in school. Naturally, you might get anxious about this responsibility as a parent. You might also get nervous about your kids succeeding in life—and homework often becomes the focus of that concern. But when parents feel it’s their responsibility to get their kids to achieve, they now need something from their children—they need them to do their homework and be a success. I believe this need puts you in a powerless position as a parent because your child doesn’t have to give you what you want. The battle about homework actually becomes a battle over control. Your child starts fighting to have more control over the choices in his life, while you feel that your job as a parent is to be in control of things. So you both fight harder, and it turns into a war in your home.

  2. Agnes Lugo says:

    Hello, I have a 5 year old who started preschool this year and he’s giving me a hard time to do his homework. He has a whole week to do a packet, and that package it’s not due until the following week, even though he can do a little at a time everyday seems to be a struggle. He’s a little dramatic, I’ve been starting to take toys away in order for him to start doing homework. What should I do? Any suggestions?

    • Natasha Daniels says:

      Hi Agnes,
      I wonder if, instead of having this battle every day, you should try having him do the packet in one sitting. I would maybe offer him an incentive he can get after he does his homework. If you start making homework a more negative experience (than it already is) by taking toys away, you might set yourself up for a negative homework experience for years to come. Kindergarten is really their first introduction to responsibility and homework. We want to try and make it as positive as we can.

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