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It’s official the homework Nazi has resumed her role as the head of The Homework Gestapo.After a fantastic school holidays & our first day back at school why oh why does this have to happen? Am I the only one or does everyone’s household resemble a war zone when it comes to doing homework?


Posted by damish70, 29th April 2014


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  • My 7 year old son likes to fight when it comes to homework. Because when at his dad’s he isn’t made to do it.

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  • Plenty of rewards help with getting homework done; good luck!

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  • Getting back into a routine can take some time after the holidays.

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  • Haha can relate, pretty much a nightmare here the first week :0

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  • My daughter has easy homework so far…

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  • Oh god yes, it’s such a pain. Mostly because at 6 my son needs to be reminded that he has homework, and I always forget till the last minute!

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  • Haha.. I don’t think there is a single household out there with school aged kids who isn’t in the same situation as you!


    • We’re not in the same situation thank goodness :-)

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  • Ha! My homework warrior self has disappeared. I’m normally just like that but I picked the wrong time to start working/studying/moving house/ and raising the kids so I have left it up to them for the moment and am keeping my fingers tightly crossed that they are doing what I have been yelling about for 5 years :)

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  • You are not alone! It is a battle some nights!

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  • I often feel much the same. Surprisingly my son did his homework without much of a battle tonight. I was proud and praised him up and told him what a good job he did, as he is one of these children that responds well to positive reinforcement. I don’t know how long this will last lol, but hopefully for a while, as I hate being the homework and reading log Nazi as well.

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  • my 5 year old loves doing her homework so I am enjoying it while it lasts

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  • I would have to say all house holds when it comes to home work are the same and usually Mum are the bad guys

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  • No, me too! I’m so sick of being the bad guy and we’re only 2 years in! Why does it have to be such a struggle! I’ve tried giving my son responsibility to do it in his own time, but surprise, surprise – it never gets done! I wish for once I could just be the ‘cool’ parent and let the house fall down around our feet, but I guess I have about as much chance of that happening as my son skipping home and saying that he’s so super keen to do his spelling homework today!

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  • I don’t have to deal with homework just yet fortunately. I feel like I won’t be too bad about it though..at the end of the day if they don’t do it, they’ll be the ones who suffer the consequences. They just don’t get tv or play time until they’ve done it. Of course this might completely change once the time comes. Haha there’s been plenty of things I swore I’d never do that I’ve done! I wish you luck for the next school term :)

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  • You’re not alone. One child just quietly gets on with it. The other needed pretty firm “training” to do homework. Primary school wasn’t too bad, all her homework got done and submitted on time. She just did it. Then came high school. We didn’t stress too much til Yr 9, then came down on her like a ton of bricks. One hour a night or no social life. It worked, yes there were tantrums and tears, etc. But she has learnt to be organised, punctual and do her best. We were very proud, and she was over the moon, last year when she got great marks in yr 12 and is now in the course at uni that will let her follow her passion. It was hard at the time, but paid off. Now i’m hoping my second can achieve what she wants to achieve. Good luck to all homework nazis out there. We only want them to do their best and follow there dreams, and the way things are these days, they do have to work if they want to go to uni.

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