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Solution: Refusing to do Homework

by Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil | March 8th, 2013 | Parenting Predicament

happy girlHow do I get my third grader to do her homework when she refuses to? Is it a matter of timeouts or taking away a favorite toy until the work is done? She is so stubborn.

Absolutely not! The punishment routine definitely will encourage more stubborn behavior. Doing homework without incentive is an adult concept. Even adults need incentive– we get paychecks!!! Use behavior modification to motivate her, it works every time. Keep a chart of her doing it with stars and have her pick a surprise that she strives for.

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