Homework, how responsible do you
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|Wed, 09-17-2003 - 11:53am|
Cait is 4th grade and of course her organizational skills are lacking. I have homework well structured and we have a routine for all the kids. I do offer support and oganization but I am trying to make Cait more independent (ie, I don't go over every stitch and make sure all is done and in her backpack.) She has a form she brings home every night with what is to be done and then she is to have me sign the front that she did her homework and the back that she did her reading everyday.
She has been forgetting things, and I think a good portion of it is just trying to get away with me doing it for her, which in teh past I would make sure it was done with her help, kind of hold ehr hand through it. So yesterday I just asked her a couple times "Are you sure your homework is done? Is it in your backpack?" I knew I had not signed it and that only most was done but she had forgot some, and naturally she was upset when she discovered that the next day.
How independent do you make your kids when you know there are organizing difficulties. I struggle between the "she can't do it herself" and the "she needs to learn how or she will be expecting me to come do her checkbook for her when she is 40". Naturally I know I need to provide support and modifications, but how much do you let them fall on there own?