That lays the foundation for knowing she can tackle obstacles because we are there if she needs support, and this is a foundation of resilience, self-esteem and happiness.I'm not saying that we should bend over backwards to do things for our kids that they can do for themselves.
That lays the foundation for knowing she can tackle obstacles because we are there if she needs support, and this is a foundation of resilience, self-esteem and happiness.I'm not saying that we should bend over backwards to do things for our kids that they can do for themselves.But of course for her, it probably is laborious, one letter at a time.
Dr Laura, With the start of school, the struggle to do homework has begun.
If she has a meltdown, that's good -- she's showing you the accumulated tension around homework, or around whether you're really available to meet her needs, or maybe around something we don't even know about, like what happened on the playground at school.
Summon up your compassion, hold her while she cries, and tell her you are always there for her and she is safe.
Is she just too lazy to look at the book for herself? I am so frustrated and I want her to want to do her homework and "like" school. There is a wide range of how independent a second grader is in doing homework.
I know I could do a reward chart of some sort but for whatever reason those do not seem to last with my daughter. You are right that this is partly a maturity issue, but it is not at all unusual for second graders to need parents to provide a lot of hand-holding and structure.
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I know it seems like she could do it herself, and I know that many experts advise you not to do anything your child could do herself.
But when we help our kids in little ways that they specifically solicit, it is clear to them that we love caring for them, and they internalize that feeling of being loved, and of having backup to help them when things feel tough.