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What do I do when my young child won't do his or her homework?

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What do I do when my young child won't do his or her homework?

When children aren't completing their homework, the consequences could vary. If they're very young, I would suggest having them do a “redo.” If they didn't write a paper they were assigned for their first grade class, then have them write it again. Having them redo the assignment will mean they are missing time they could be watching television or playing with their friends.

An older child who is in middle school, of course, the natural, logical thing is to do your homework. They may be missing some activities, but maybe they will be asked to do some chores as well. Middle school kids might need a little bit more support. Maybe your child will need to help you make dinner because they didn't do their homework when they were supposed to and now you have to take time away from that to help them with several homework activities.

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