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Doing Your Homework On Effective Homework

I knew I was in trouble as I watched my 9-year-old daughter at the kitchen table, her head bent over complicated math worksheets. Outside, it was a gorgeous, sunny afternoon. But inside, the mood was overcast and cloudy. The only sound that broke the silence was the resentful scratch of a pencil–until my daughter suddenly hooked up to emit a tragic sigh.

funhomework“I hate long division! I’m no good at it! Why can’t I go out to Rollerblade instead?” she beseeched me.

Homework that frustrates a child is pure torture for a parent. But what to do? You may worry that an assignment is too tough or that there’s too much of