Homework battles | Through a child’s eyes

Does your child ever struggle with homework? Many do. And there’s actually a lot you can do to help. Start by watching this video with your child.

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In the video, Eli says he feels, “tense and red and frustrated” by his homework.

Ask your child: Do you ever feel like this boy does? What’s different about your experience with homework? If there was one thing you could do make homework more enjoyable, what would it be? What’s the one thing I can do to help?

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