Welcome to the Elementary Page.
    Is homework sometimes a challenge in your home?  Here are two complaints you may hear, along with solutions to consider:
    • " I don't want to do homework."  Make homework time more pleasant by helping you youngster find a quiet, well-lit place to work.  You can also encourage him to reward himself for working hard.  For example, he might decide to take a break to play after he works for 30 minutes. Tip: If you find he rushes through homework to watch TV or play video games, consider limiting electronics on school night.


    • "This is too hard."  Ask your child to read directions aloud and tell you what he's finding hard.  Then, suggest that he look through his textbook for a similar problem or call a friend who might be able to help.  Note: If your youngster frequently struggles with assignments, talk to his teacher.
Last Modified on November 28, 2006