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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingGrade-Schooler · 3 months ago

Too much homework for 7 years olds?

I have a seven year old and the child gets home at 330, then snack and 20 minutes read, and play when I get home. we sit down to practice her spelling words. i say them she writes them. well last night she threw a royal fit about how mean I was making her  practice.  I have other things I would like to do, but Each school night we practice  spelling words. Am I mean or being a parent?

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  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    You are being a parent. Your seven year old needs to learn that when you say to do something she needs to do it. When she throws a "royal fit" there needs to be some sort of discipline and then she still needs to do the spelling. You can take away her snack for the next day, you can take away her reading time if that is what she likes doing, you can spank her, you can send her to time out, there are things you need to do so that she will stop throwing a fit. 

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They go to school for many hours and there is no way they should be given too much homework at that age.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Is this a daily school assignment?  If so, it is absolutely correct to make her do it.

    If not, if this is extra work on top of whatever her teacher is assigning, you need to rethink it, unless she's having trouble with spelling.

    If her spelling is fine, you don't need to make her practice. You are not the teacher.  She should be doing whatever her teacher decides, unless extra coaching could help her with an academic problem.

    Then again, something's telling me that you are merely a troll.  A false note in your tone and phrasing. Trolls aren't good at hiding that sort of thing.

  • 2 months ago

    I talked to my children about their after school schedule and responsibilities. 

    Yes come home rest and get snack.

    Spelling and reading were always homework, my kids knew that.

    We discussed cooperation and focusing to learn...if they has a melt down they just went to bed.

    I'd say, no playtime or tv, if spelling isnt done.

    I was firm, i made it a routine...

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  • GB
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    I'm so glad to be old. In my day, we did not get homework until we started secondary school, at age 11 to 12.

  • 2 months ago

    Seriously? At age 7 most kids have 30 minutes to an hour of school-assigned homework.  This could include a combination of activities such as reading in a book, completing a math worksheet, memorizing times tables, working on a social studies project, and studying spelling words. Children need supervision during homework. 

    Most kids don't enjoy homework and occasionally "rebel."  Most kids tell their parents how mean they are at some point.  That's just part of the parenting job. 

    That noted, if you're spending more than about 10 minutes on spelling, you're probably pushing the limits of a 7-year-olds attention span.  You may also find better results if you give your child a longer break between the end of school and homework.  many kids do better academically if they have a good hour of physical play/sports after school.  

  • 3 months ago

    It's a lot for a kid that young, be in school for 6-7 hours per day, then only have a few minutes when you get home until you have to do more schoolwork. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Grow up. Do you need a pat on the head for every activity you supposedly do with your imaginary child.

  • 3 months ago

    We usually just went over them the night before the test, but if your daughter struggles with spelling, it's not a problem. You might skip having her write them, and just spell them to you.

  • 3 months ago

    You are certainly being a great parent. She may not be too happy now, but I think she will value the time you put in to help her with her education when she is older. Now, do not keep her practicing too long. Kids need time to play, and well, be a kid. Studies also show that too much studying in children can be detrimental. Aim for a good balance between play and study, and she will grow to be a happy, healthy, and intelligent young lady. Hope this helps!

    Akib

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