Questions tagged [homework]
Additional assignments from school that are expected to be completed at home. See also: [school].
15-year old taking too long with homework
We have a 15-year old, standard-issue geeky honors student. Good all-around. We have a problem with his homework. I think it's a problem with attention management. Here's the deal - sophomore year, ...
My daughter doesn't want to do as instructed
Among other problems, my daughter doesn't want to write as instructed. For example, I help her with some homework, like "My measures" where we need to write how tall she is, her arm, etc. We ...
How to stop my 6 year-old son from running away and crying when faced with a homework challenge?
My son runs away and hides crying when he has trouble completing an assignment. I'm maybe a little harsh on the kid telling him to just suck it up and keep going, but this doesn't seem to work; he ...
How to make 5 year kid to sit and write
I have a 5 year old kid, he is pre-schooler. I am not able to make him sit and write his home work. He is very good in oral, but why he is not willing to write I don't know. How to make him write? He ...
Why does my 10-year-old daughter not complete her homework?
My 10-year-old girl is a class four pupil. As a parent and teachers we have realised that she does not always complete her work. She doesn't want to think, so she will even cut the questions and write ...
Completing the homework - how much is this in parents' responsibility and up to which age?
We have a 10-year-old child who is generally not interested in doing homework. He prefers to play games and watch TV. He's bored by homework which requires some patience and concentration, like ...
What to do about a 12-year-old boy who is shy outside but misbehaves at home?
I am mother of a 12-year-old boy. Compared with other children, his behavior is totally different. Behavior at home I think he behaves childishly. He talks loudly, screams and argues. He doesn't ...
How to find out why my 11-year-old's memory is poor with regard to homework?
I've started to help my 11-year-old step son with his homework and in doing so, I've noticed that his memory is very poor. We walked through a multi-step process for adding three fractions, and after ...
How to gamify learning?
My 11-year-old son is in his second year of secondary school and motivating him to learn is becoming increasingly difficult. In primary school, the subject material was presented by his teachers in ...
How to encourage 5 year old to read?
We are based in UK, my son has 5 and he went to school. Every day he needs to practice reading. When he was in reception year, he was able to read 2 books in one evening. Sometimes he was reading on ...
My 13-year-old son has a hard time doing his math homework. How can I help him?
My 13-year-old son has just entered 8th grade (standard 8th grade curriculum). In most classes he exceeds, but in his math class he struggling extremely hard with the homework. He takes an ...
My 11-year-old hates writing as do I. How to provide help to him writing a school essay without forcing him to do what he doesn't want to?
I raise my 11-year-old son by myself. He needs to write a small essay about his first day at school and I don't even know how to help him. He hates writing and is in love with math, so do I. I don't ...
First time kindergartner having trouble with focus
I have a 5-year-old who's in kindergarten for the first time this year. He is a smart person, but in class he's not staying focused. He gets sidetracked easily but he can comprehend and get the ...
14 year old not turning in homework?
I have a 14 year old. Shes a great kid, never gets in "real" trouble, Loves all her classes and teachers. However... She has 5 classes in high school, 4 out of 5 classes she does great in. She has ...
How to help a 13-year-old, who has no motivation to learn and shows signs of Asperger's, to succeed at school?
My friend's 13-year-old child is suspected of having Asperger's syndrome. He shows lots of signs of it, but doctors aren't sure. They say he's rebelious or has ADHD. He doesn't take changes well. For ...
How to encourage children to do their homework?
I'm pretty sure no children like doing the majority of their homework. As a child, I resented it deeply because I felt that once I'd left school, I should also have left schoolwork. So I have every ...
How to deal with my 9 year old son who is not listening to me
I am a working woman. My son is 9 and is actually a good boy. But when I am ask him to study, to complete his school homework and do the studying that I give him, he just tells me that he will do it ...
The teacher erased 3 pages of my 5 year old's completed homework
I have a 5-year-old smart child. He does his homework as neat as he can. Yesterday, he stayed up for an hour doing 3 pages of homework as good as he can and today when checking his copy-book, I found ...
From what age should I require the child to complete her homework?
She started getting homework when she was 2 years 3 months old. How to encourage a 2 year old toddler to complete colouring a sketch? Now she is 3 years 2 months old. Now she gets the homework of ...
Encouraging good homework habits at preschool age
Our 4 year old daughter's preschool gives out little homework books to help the kids start to learn letters and numbers on their own time. They work in these books weekly at school, but participation ...
How do I get my 7 year old to learn their spelling words independently?
My child's school has a spelling words practice method called "look, cover, say, write see" - which is a list of words the kids say, sound out and practice their spelling with each day. The test ...
Should I keep my kid in her current class next year too?
My daughter is 4.5 yrs old and she is studying in kindergarten (KG). Like most kids, she isn't very interested in studying, and we are only able to complete her homework by taking a tough stand. ...
How should I deal with a third-grader who gets distracted from his work by reading?
My son is in third grade. He is quite intelligent, and he loves to spend his time reading. However, this is sometimes a bit of a problem, both at home and at school. Rather than paying close ...
How to make my 3.5-year-old learn at home?
My 3.5-year-old recently started school. He never shows willingness to learn anything from me, never colours with me or does tracing or learns poems. I just take down everything needed and sit with ...
8-year-old son keeps claiming he's not smart enough to do his homework
I've been the foster father to my girlfriends child for nearly three years now. He's eight years old, born late in the year, so he is the youngest in his class. When they moved in with me (2+ years ...
What are the pros and cons of using dessert as a motivation for kids to work hard?
We have a kindergartener whom we homeschool. We also send our child for once-a-week violin lessons, which requires us to practice with our child every day. Most of the times, our child is motivated ...
How can I help my son be more independent with his homework?
I'm concerned because my son didn't do the work he's given from school. The work is tough but I think the problem might only be in one of his classes. I pushed him today to do the homework he's ...
Teen secretly playing video games when should be doing homework [closed]
If a son of about 14 years old, using his laptop to do schoolwork, secretly plays video games instead, should it be the parent's responsibility to find this out and stop him? If the son finds it hard ...
Correlation between study time and eyesight problems
Are there studies on the correlation between the time a kid spends on studying which includes reading/writing/doing homework/using computer etc and any eyesight problems they develop?
How to deal with homework/studies frustration?
Our kid has been going through some fallback in school scores recently, and as a result, I've been monitoring and helping him to do his homework. Usually, everything goes smoothly, but sometimes, ...
What do you do when a kid finds every excuse imaginable to avoid doing homework and chores? [duplicate]
Our kid spends so much time avoiding homework and chores, that it is time for bed before either thing is finished. My wife and I find ourselves standing over her and spending all our time refocusing ...
How do I help my third-grader focus on homework?
My child just entered third grade, and the homework load is much higher this year, with a lot of writing and math drills. It is all work that she can do easily, but it's causing the whole family a lot ...
Homework in schools in England
Our 4 year old daughter recently started school in London, and started getting homework for the Weekends. We are not really happy with both the type and the quantity of work that she is supposed to do:...
My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! Is this normal?
My 12 year old has been blowing off homework, and now is writing on his clothes! He plays hockey, which he loves. I stopped letting him play for his teams when his report card came back with bad ...
Need suggestions on how to deal with my 11yo in school
This turned out way longer than I intended, please try to bulldoze thru it. My oldest daughter is 11. She's the middle of 5 (21 19 11 9 7). Her older bros are in 'college' (they're taking classes). ...
How can we help our 7 year old learn to stop rushing through school work?
Our 7 year old (2nd grader) really struggles with getting his work done on time in class, and when he does finish things his work is really sloppy (handwriting, coloring, etc.) When he comes home he ...
How can I teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
My niece is just under seven years old, and in her first year of school, where she is doing badly. The main problem seems to be that she doesn't do her homework or try to learn, and the reason there, ...
How to help a 10-year-old, who has ADD, with writing assignments?
Our 10-year-old has ADD. He's on medication, which helps with focus, but isn't a cure-all, of course. I have ADD and my dad has ADD. I'm guessing his dad did too. ;) I wasn't diagnosed until ...
How do you deal with a 9 year old not doing their homework?
My 9 year old girl is currently going through a phase where she isn't getting her homework done by herself. I'm trying to find the right balance between encouraging her to get her homework done, yet, ...