Love and Logic at Home & At-Home Supplemental Ideas
Homework can be a time of the day that is stressful on families, or it can be a time of the day that is used for responsibility and independence building skills! I have “been around the homework block” with my own children and also with my students here at Brookridge Day School. Setting up some ground rules for homework can be of a great benefit to the child and the parents, for years to come.
Set a time limit:
- Make it very clear that homework will not be signed or homework checked after a certain time. At our house it is 7:30. Do what works for you!
- PRAY that he/she waits until after 7:30 to start homework or get homework signed etc…
- No consequence at home… only, “Bummer, let me know how that works for you!”
- If there is kicking, screaming, begging, whining, etc…
- Get ear plugs (seriously)!
- NEVER GIVE IN! You aren’t doing anyone any favors.
2 Key Phrases that will help with this at home:
- “Bummer, let me know how that works for you!”
- “I love you too much to argue.”
- Give him/her the opportunity to complete homework…time and place.
- Give help when asked.
*image courtesy of Sean / flickr creative commons