Posted by Joke at 8:55 AM
Sarah O. posted at 11:34 AM, May 07, 2007
What? No threats of military school? :-)
Homework-shirking is a genetic flaw in our family. Alas, the only thing that's worked for us has been (1)asking the kids (as soon as they get home) what each day's homework is, subject by subject; (2) setting and enforcing a time for them to start homework and (3)checking their homework when finished.
Emailing teachers works, too - especially if you tell your kid about it. The terror on the kids' faces!
Tere posted at 12:23 PM, May 07, 2007
But what was he doing instead of all the stuff he should have been doing? When he was at school early and all?
And, I know it would be hard for you guys, but I would cancel the Disney trip. To show him just how bad it is, and also so he learns that the selfish actions (or deceptions) of one affects all.
Joke posted at 12:29 PM, May 07, 2007
He was just goofing around with his friends who arrive early.
blackbird posted at 12:29 PM, May 07, 2007
Can I vote for NOT discontinuing guitar class? if only because LEARNING to play an instrument is important?
Interestingly enough, Middle hasn't HAD homework in such a long time...hmmm.
Badger posted at 1:56 PM, May 07, 2007
My handling of the homework issue ovah heah is only ONE of the areas in which certain Third World totalitarian regimes could learn a thing or two from moi.
Major Bedhead posted at 3:47 PM, May 07, 2007
I'm with blackbird - keep the guitar lessons, ditch Disney.
teachergirl posted at 5:32 PM, May 07, 2007
Being the total evil witch... don't ditch Disney, just don't let him go along. A lesson he'll remember forever and one he will think about anytime he even considers not doing what he's supposed to do.
However, you might have to start sleeping with one eye open.
Just depends on how much of a reign of terror you're willing to impose.
shula posted at 12:05 AM, May 08, 2007
Starting early, isn't he?
I'll be following this with interest.
Mine's still a girly swot.
But it can't last. She's the only kid in the class to EVER submit homework.
Joke posted at 7:08 AM, May 08, 2007
If we jettison the guitar lessons it'd only be for however long he is under sentence...no more than a few weeks.
As re. cancelling the Disney trip, I will give serious consideration to dropping the lad off at the grands, and proceeding in his absence.
Tere posted at 10:40 AM, May 08, 2007
Revising my assvice to agree that not allowing him to go to Disney but the rest of you having a good time as planned is a great idea.
Joke posted at 11:26 AM, May 08, 2007
The motion having been seconded, is hereby passed by acclamation.
Without objection it is so ordered.
meggie posted at 5:10 PM, May 08, 2007
How old is he? 9?
i have always disagreed with homework, so found it very hard to try to enforce it with my sons & daughter- though she liked doing it!
Stomper Girl posted at 10:26 PM, May 08, 2007
I think I'm getting soft in my old age. I'm starting to feel sorry for him....
My float posted at 3:11 AM, May 09, 2007
Yes, I agree with Stomper Girl that there's a twinge of sympathy in my veins for your boy. I think he's got the message. If you go in too hard now, what will be left when he's 14 and smoking behind the toilets?
Joke posted at 4:11 AM, May 09, 2007
Oh, we'd sell him for medical experiments.
Joke posted at 4:12 AM, May 09, 2007
PS - Stomper, no need to be sorry YET...we haven't done anything!
Kim posted at 6:57 AM, May 10, 2007
My GOODNESS - if he had experienced a quarter of the Angry Mummy I've been manifesting over here...
Go to Disney. Leave him with the grandparents - and preferably the least favourite/cool ones.