My Son Hates Homework

Does your child hate school or resist doing his homework.   Do you know why?  My son hates school work and this makes homeschooling tough.

I use to blame myself for his frustrations.  I questioned my ability.  Even though I was doing my best, my son needed something more and I didn’t know what.    I received counsel when my son started acting out in anger and refusing to do his work.

The best thing I did for my son was seek counsel from other educators. 

God helped me see my son’s struggles.  Reading, math, spelling and writing don’t come easy to him.  My approach has changed.  Now I’m calmer and more flexible.  All along I thought he was acting up because he didn’t want to do his work.   I was wrong.  He was frustrated.   After seeking professional advice, it became very clear to me that he needs extra academic attention.

I have changed from drill Sargent to Cheerleader and things are going smoother.  I focus on his strengths and I’m learning a great deal about him.  He is awesome!!!

Justin is an auditory learner and loves when I read books to him.  He enjoys discussing the details and is fascinated with history.

He has so much energy and it’s hard for him to focus.   Justin needs to run, jump, fly, roll, and climb several times a day.  We give him breaks in between assignments and he loves making up stories and acting out super heroes.   He does his work faster when we allow time for him to play.

I’m more patient with him now that I understand his learning struggles and learning style.  I’m calmer and he is willing to complete his assignments.

When we focus on a child’s weakness we overlook their strengths. 

 

Kids love learning and we are created to be curious.  I would vote that something is going on inside a child when they don’t want to complete an assignment.

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There are answers to why kids hate school work.   Maybe they are not developmentally ready or they are bored and need more challenges.  Perhaps they are not learning how they were designed to learn and need to be taught differently.

 

Don’t ever be ashamed to ask for help.  It’s out there.

Our children need us to be creative and resourceful.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa is an aspiring writer with a mother's passion for Homeschool Education. She has an 8 yr. old son, a 7 yr. old daughter, and has been married to her husband for 10+ yrs.Prior to marriage, she worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education.
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