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What if a child denies doing homework?

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What if a child denies doing homework?

All parents dream that their child, upon returning from school, without whims and hysterics, will start doing homework and please with good academic performance. In reality, the opposite is often true: children are ready to do anything, just not lessons, mom and dad are nervous, the mood is passed on to the child, and as a result, the whole family is stressed.

There are several reasons why a child refuses to do their homework. Let's try to figure out the most common and find options for a way out of this situation.


Many children are too lazy to do their homework, but at the same time they are ready to watch cartoons for hours, play with friends on the street, draw and assemble a constructor. This behavior should not be attributed to pathological laziness! Find out the reason for the refusal and try to convince the child of the importance of homework.

Lack of understanding of the subject or school curriculum

Not all children are able to grasp the school curriculum on the fly. In the absence of gaps in knowledge, difficulties and reluctance to learn arise. Talk to your child and find out what he doesn't understand. Joint classes or additional lessons with a tutor will help solve the problem.

Bad teacher

Bad teachers today, alas, are not uncommon: they themselves do not understand the subject well enough and cannot correctly explain the material to students. Interest in learning disappears. Children begin to hate the subject. What kind of homework can we talk about here?


Too much attention can be harmful, as can lack of attention. Why do your homework if everything will be done for you? From an early age, teach your baby to do household chores: water flowers, put away toys, feed the cat or walk the dog.

To solve the problem, it is important to remain calm in any situation, regardless of the reasons why the child refuses to do his homework. Be sure to be interested in his progress and success, do not do lessons for him and do not collect a portfolio. The pressure will also not give the expected result: because of your cry, the child will not love the object. Organize joint activities more often, value and love your baby, develop his abilities and talents.

Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management).
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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