P666 Teletext 666 Oct11 21:51:12           ——————————————————————   HOMEWORK IS A CHORE   Dear Wendy, I have trouble getting my son, nine, to do his homework. He takes ages to start it and even longer to finish, which causes a lot of arguments. Advice please. Mrs P W Wendy replies: Very few children actively enjoy doing homework and some of it is definitely less popular due to individual strengths and weaknessess, likes and dislikes. cont. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Want your career to take off? 655 GEORGE COLE'S SOFTWARE GUIDE 664 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers
P666 Teletext 666 Oct11 21:50:00           ——————————————————————   HOMEWORK IS A CHORE   Wendy replies: An arty child might really enjoy drawing homework, another might enjoy writing a story, another might detest anything to do with maths. It's common for children to resent doing homework, particularly if they have never had to do it before. You need to understand why he isn't interested. It could be he's having difficulties with his school work. ——————————————————————————————————2/3—— Got an education query? Write to: Wendy Berliner, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers
P666 Teletext 666 Oct11 21:51:11           ——————————————————————   HOMEWORK IS A CHORE   Wendy replies: You need to sit down with him and find out why he takes so long to get down to work. If it is problems with work, you can take that up with the school. If he'd simply rather do other things than homework, you need to establish a pattern after school which includes homework done at regular times. It may take time to get him into the habit but persevere and you will do it ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Got an education query? Write to: Wendy Berliner, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers