Easy Tip: Stop your child from procrastinating during homework

🕵️‍♂️ Some children are so good at avoiding homework, they could be secret agents. There's one technique that could change their tune about this...

Easy Tip: Stop your child from procrastinating during homework
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🕵️‍♂️ Some children are so good at avoiding homework, they could be secret agents.

There's one technique that could change their tune about this...

Have you tried coworking with them?

I'm serious- during your next homework session:

  1. Sit down side by side with your child
  2. Get your child set up to work
  3. Explain their homework directions
  4. Then open up your laptop and start working
  5. Check in as needed (depending on their age, this could be every 3 minutes or 15)

I do this all the time when I tutor students. I intentionally bring a form with me that I fill out summarizing our session. Once the child gets to work on their math problems, I shut up and start working too.

Suddenly, I'm not the one making them work, or preventing them from playing... I'm coworking with them.

Give it a try! If you don't have any actual work, bring a book, open the mail, meal plan- anything that will make you look like you're working too. If you're calm and focused in work, it could encourage them to do the same.

Let me know how it goes!

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