Homework: The daily fight to finish
The setting: the dining room table. The activity: Finishing homework the night before it's due. The result: A battle of wills like you've never witnessed before. There will be many broken pencils, gray hairs, and with a little luck (because effort is not even part of this equation) there will be a finished assignment. Things always come up, like a more interesting speck of dust, or the need to pee (5 times in 20 minutes). Eventually, most of it will get done. And this is just First Grade! Boy, are we in for it! So please, mamas, do you have any tricks? Tips? How do you get homework done without getting into a brawl?