My eight-year-old daughter has been getting extra help in school. She has problems with her handwriting. Her teacher has been great at helping her and keeping me updated on her progress. We have had a lot of meetings with her. I thought everything was going well then I got an email this morning from her teacher that she is not completing all her homework assignments, she’s getting more disorganized with her work, and she refuses to let the teacher and the teacher aide help her. I’m shocked to hear this because I ask her every night if she has homework, and she usually does, and I sit there and help her if she needs it. My husband and I are not sure what we should do? Any suggestions would be great if someone was in this situation with their child before. Thank you.
Look over it dont only ask…shes 8 not 13 or 14…my 8 yr has to have his planner signed thats says we knew whT homework he had and he did it all
I am kinda thinking this is your fault also. You should be over seeing her homework
Are you simply asking and taking it at face value or are you actually checking ALL of her homework. Are you also reminding her to put it in her bookbag.
Sometimes they just like to try to do it them self but always let them know u can help
Definitely a signed agenda. We did have a teacher that said she didn’t have time. Our daughter was that age when she was diagnosed ADD and so we had it added to IEP plan. It did help to check every night and ask the teacher at conference what the weekly homework is. Like spelling words are usually Mondays and tests on Thursdays etc…
My daughter is 8 and even if I ask her if she has homework I check. Check her backpack everyday and sit with her while she does it.
You put, in writing, a “request for an educational evaluation”. Use that wording. And the school will have so many days to respond, do the testing, and see if your child qualifies for accommodations.
This will help determine difficulties if any, and how they affect her learning, and if you need addition education supports.
Please do this. She’ll need supports or she won’t, but this is how you will know and be the best mom you can be
Im sorry…shes 8. Your the parent. Open her bookbag, make her sit, assist when needed, check when its done
Yeah shes 8. Asking and helping sometimes isnt enough. Physically check her work and make sure it’s done and in her bookbag
Go over her homework every day and ask her why she is refusing help, other kids may be picking on her and she is upset and embarrassed so she is refusing to get help.
Have the teacher e- mail you the homework assignments.
Signed planner. She writes what her homework is, teacher signs that she has everything she needs then you sign once all is finished and back in her backpack.
I was the same way when I was younger. It didn’t matter if I had it written down or not I would truly forget to do it or turn it in. It really was out of sight out of mind for me and I still struggle with that. Just keep asking her nicely if she got her homework done and turned in. She may grow out of it or she may need help in the future. You got this! It may be frustrating but take it from me when my parents would start yelling I would shut down and it would get worse. Keep your head up!
Always check over everything. If she says shes done…look at it and make sure its completed. If theres a teacher/parent portal, see if the teacher can add ALL homework to that portal so u can see exactly what the homework is each night. Utilize that planner too…she should be writing in it every single day and both you and the teacher should sign off in it. I know its frustrating…but just keep asking and helping her remember. Make sure her stuff is properly packed in her backpack each night too…teach her how to organize that works for HER…ask her what she thinks could help her remember.
You don’t check her backpack??? You’re half the cause! Shes 8. If you’re actually doing her homework with her ask her why shes not handing it in…
My 8yr old combo adhd anxiety sensory boy! I nvr ask if have homework we do it together as hes only 8. Every single nite we do it and sometimes dont turn in.ive spoken to teacher. Ik frustrating. Have u asked her why shes not turning in? My son looses electronic time when hes non complaint.we now have a 504 he didnt qualify for iep. She may be embarrassed or anxious…
You mentioned hand writing and also she is very disorganised. Have her tested for dyspraxia by an ot
I would definitely have her tested to make sure she doesn’t have any learning disabilities. If she does they will have other resources available to her. If she doesn’t have any issues it’s time to start taking away things that she likes until she gets back on the right track.
She’s 8, even if she says she doesn’t need help with their homework you should still overlook it to make sure she’s completing it the proper way.