It seems like I’ve flip-flopped for two years on when the best time to do homework would be. I know the personality of the child should be taken into mind, and their grade, but I still struggle with it.
Growing up my folks would let me go out and play with my friends until dinner time. It gave me the chance to unwind and got me out of the way while mum was cooking dinner. I didn’t have to do homework until after I washed dishes.
Usually I have Oldman do his homework as soon as he gets home to get it out of the way. Plus, once school gets going he usually has soccer practice or church in the evening. This year it seems I’m having to fight him that much more on getting to his homework.
“Can’t I just have a break?”, says the ‘overly worked’ 4th grader.
I guess I don’t mind on the nights that he doesn’t have practice, but then again what about the need for routine?
Any thoughts on this?….