How long should I make my kid do schoolwork?
It’s 10 am on Monday morning. After reviewing the concepts and instructions, you hand your son his math assignment.
An hour later, he’s still on problem number 2. You take a deep breath to calm your nerves.
C’mon, Buddy. What have you been doing this whole time? You’ve got to get moving.
Thirty minutes later, you pop your head back in on him. Now he’s only halfway through the next problem! And he’s got 15 more to do!
How long is long enough? Do you make him finish the entire assignment? The overwhelm is taking over and you’re at your wit’s end.
If this resonates, listen in. In today’s episode, I’m talking about homeschooling kids with slow processing speed.
How Much Schoolwork?
Every kid has THAT subject in their schoolwork. It takes them forever to do and seems to be an infinite source of frustration.
Thankfully, there is freedom and even benefits in calling it quits at the right time.
Mistakes To Avoid
We often make the mistake of pushing our children to do every problem. Doing this is a surefire way to push your kid backwards rather than forwards.
Hitting a certain number of problems alone does not accomplish the education we seek for our kids. Small chunks over time yield fruit.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- A mama’s concern for her child’s slower processing speed,
- My experience with my own daughter’s struggle,
- Methods for effective and stress-free learning
Time Stamps From This Episode
- 2:05 Children with slower processing speeds
- 2:41 The problem with doing ALL the problems
- 3:29 Goal of education
- 4:12 Effective stress-free learning method
- 5:48 Teaching my daughter three-digit by two-digit multiplication
- 6:51 Our children want to do a good job for us
Related Episodes & Post:
- Ep. 38: Homeschool Behavior Problems-God’s Big Enough To Handle Tantrums
- Homeschooling A Kid Struggling In Math- 12 Tips To End The Stress
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- Homeschooling An Unregulated Child- Self-Regulation & Sensory Systems
- Homeschooling The Distracted Child- Optimize The ADHD Brain For Learning
- Huh? How Speech & Language Processing Impact Reading, Writing & Relationships
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