And it has started.
When is the best time of day to delve into this potential disaster?
The thing is that it really and truly depends on your child.
With an introverted child, there is zero point in pushing homework in the afternoon, or evening. With the strongly stimulating environment which is school, by the time an introverted child walks in the door, they are desperately in need of quiet space, zero stimulation, and a serious break for their brains. If you have a child like this then save off the homework until the next morning when they have refilled their energy cup.
For an extraverted child after such a stimulating day their energy cup is full after school, and could easily sit down and and get their homework done quickly and efficiently. As long as they don’t feel like they are missing out on activities or play this can work well.
Be open to trying a couple of times of the day to find the best time for each of your children, and then once you find a time that works – STICK TO IT!
Arguments and problems around homework rarely stem from the work itself. It is usually around finding the best time that suits each individual.