Episode 47: When Homework Takes its Toll with Lisa RH
EPISODE 47 THE PARENTING MENTOR: When Homework Takes its Toll with Lisa RH
Lisa’s 8-year-old son really hates to do homework. In fact, just the mention of the word makes him feel anxious. Lisa is looking for ways to stop playing the homework warden and help her son feel less anxious about homework.
Today, Lisa and I talk about how she can help the situation. I suggest that she use alternative words for “homework” and “anxiety”, and I note the importance of validation. We talk about the value of a timer and a planner, and I emphasize the power of giving him the freedom to explore different ways and places to do his homework. We also talk about the power of subtle word changes.
“The more he gets to control this and the less you do, the better.”
- Sue Groner
This week on The Parenting Mentor:
- The power of subtle word changes
- The importance of validation
- The value of a timer and a planner
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