How to be a shrewd negotiator with your teen. When agreement about homework is not easily reached, sit back and listen more closely. Deeply understand what your teen is saying and doing before you open your mouth to speak. When/if they become unhappy with the deal you are negotiating at any point... stop talking and… Continue reading Negotiating homework with your teen: Part 4 – How to still negotiate when it is hard
Stay respectful with your teen throughout the whole homework negotiation process, and never give up! Don't hurry homework negotiations. Even when feeling provoked, impatient, annoyed, attacked...stay respectful. If the atmosphere becomes tense between you both, slow down the negotiating process, but without intending it to stop. Believe that there is no hurry - that time… Continue reading Your teen and homework : Part 5 – further tips with respectful negotiation
The power of respectful negotiation – it moves mountains… and teens. Negotiate homework with your teen - don't pressure and push them or bribe or reason. You probably already know this but I’ll say it anyway. Coercion won’t work with anyone in the long run. Your teen might do their homework, but they will be… Continue reading Helping your teen do homework: Negotiate with respect and firmness
Homework needs to be done! Homework helps your teen learn and remember. Getting your teen to sit down and actually concentrate on completing homework can be a challenge - and I encourage you to face that challenge with me over the next few weeks. Why should your teen do homework? Recent educational research shows that… Continue reading Why does your teen do homework? To learn and remember.