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Hi @Tessisme thanks for the question. I am sure many parents struggle with homework dileemas on the home front. Mr18 does do his homework- but the minimim to get by he has learn tho this year to put in a little more effort to improve marks so it is paying off. We are lucky with Mr16 but mr9 needs reminders and time set aside to support him. Often busy with 2 working parents and other ex-curricular activities/sport.
06-29-2016 08:34 PM
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It sounds like a good idea @AmyJay to approach things knowing that it might not go right straight away so be there to support them and take small steps. Oh, and keep the lines of communication open! Some of the info on the rest of the site says it’s important to have ongoing discussions with your child about their developing independence and to find a common ground where there is a balance between independence and safety.... Young people mature at different rates, so what their friends are doing may not necessarily be right for your child at the same time.
06-29-2016 08:35 PM
Hi. I have two teenagers. A boy 17 and girl 15, a dog 3. My two teens are totally different yet equally talented in their own way. Their independence levels are unique and so are the things I allow them to do. This causes conflict with your allow him to do this but not me. Trying to explain fairness is a constant discussion that happens. My definition of fairness is what suits the individual however that doesn't sit well with them when they see one being able to do something the other can't.
How do others deal with this situation?
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