When my first child made it to around grade five, I realized that I may be in over my head when it came to homework help. While I was always a good student, my classroom days were behind me and I seemed to have forgotten everything I learned back then and I was no help to him.

My second son is now in grade five, and this time the memory lapses seemed to show up a year earlier when he brought home grade four math homework last year, and I couldn’t remember how it should be done. Of course, the education system is always changing too. My oldest son learned to read using phonics and the younger children learned using memorization. We had capital letters and small letters, while my children have upper case and lower case. It’s hard to stay on top of all of the changes!

It’s also a challenge to get through homework with all of the kids when you have several children like I do. My 10 year old has focus issues and needs constant reminders to stay on task. My 9 year old prefers perfect silence while doing her work, which is a rare commodity in our house! My five year old would rather not do schoolwork at all, so he requires more one on one attention than the others. To try and make it work for everyone, we schedule different homework times for each child. I try to keep our schoolwork sessions short with the boys since it is harder for them to stay on task, and I help Avery find a quiet space to do her work.

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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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