Getting your children to do their homework – it’s a struggle, isn’t it?
It seems like everything is more important to them than homework.
Online gaming, social media, hanging out with friends, watching TV, playing sports… the list goes on.
But it doesn’t have to be a daily struggle.
In this article, I’ll explain seven ways to get your children to do their homework – no complaining from them, and no nagging from you.
1. Make it clear that it’s their homework, not yours.
Many parents seem to care more about their children’s homework than their children do. As such, the responsibility shifts from the children to the parents.
But this should not be the case.
After all, it’s your children’s homework, not yours.
Help them to understand that their homework is their responsibility. Feel free to provide help or guidance, but you should never do the work for them.
2. Don’t force them to do their homework.
I can almost hear you saying, “But Daniel, if I don’t force my children to do their homework, they won’t do it at all!”
I know where you’re coming from. But if you implement all the tips in this article, I can close to guarantee that your children will do their homework without coercion.
If you threaten or intimidate them, your parent-child relationship will suffer.
And as the saying goes, “Rules without relationship breeds rebellion.”
I’ve worked with more than 15,000 students so far, and I wholeheartedly agree with that saying.
If you impose rules without nurturing the relationship, sooner or later your children will defy you. Power struggles are unhealthy, whether they’re over food, going to school, or homework.