Homework. Kids hate it. Teachers probably hate it. Most parents I know hate it. But whether or not we agree, it looks like most schools are going to keep offering homework. Given that, there are 3 valuable lessons your kids can learn from homework and they have nothing to do with Math or Spelling. Homework provides a perfect scenario to teach them that they don’t “have to” do anything. Secondly it allows them to learn time management. Finally it can be the perfect platform for you to teach them what to do (and what not to do) with failure. Today I’ll offer you ways to help the child who is overly stressed out about school as well as the child who is overly indifferent. And of course I’ll be talking to you about how to get yourself in the right mindset to best help your child so that you are doing the job of holding them accountable and not crossing the line into controlling and manipulating.
CLICK HERE for Carol Dweck Ted Talk on Mindset