Going back to school can be a hectic time, but if you establish routines and expectations for your child early on, he/she will begin to take responsibility for and ownership of his/her own education.
There are children who come home from school, grab a snack, and immediately take out their agendas and start diligently working on homework without being prompted by their parents.
If this is your child, congratulations.
Here’s a common scenario: It’s time for your child to go to school, and you notice they’re still not showered, dressed, or fed by 7:30 AM as you rush to get ready for work. School starts at 8:00 o’clock, and they’ve been late to class several times already in the past month. He or she sprawls out in bed, saying that they don’t want to go to school because they a) didn’t do an assignment, b) feel ill, c) school’s too easy for them, or d) about a million-plus-one other excuses. But are these really excuses, or signs of something else?
Parents often shirk off this resistance as pure laziness and roll their child out of bed and to the bus stop in the nick of time. However, school refusal, as this phenomenon is aptly deemed, can actually be a result of anxiety.
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Do you and your child spend the hour before dinner arguing about getting homework done? Or for your family, is it the evening hours after dinner? Is your child staying up later and later at night working on homework? Is this your scenario, and after all these struggles, do you get a school report stating your child’s homework completion is affecting their grades? Many families can answer yes to these questions. Homework completion is a common struggle causing tension in the home and stress with students.