No. of Recommendations: 5
There are a few lessons happening here, one of which is learning whatever is being reinforced with the homework, but another is that homework gets turned in, something that ended up being ridiculously challenging for my DS, and is not uncommon.
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I would add...learning that not everything is fun or a challenge.

My kid alway complained about having to do homework stuff he already knew how to do.

In third grade he had a teacher that let him slide on the homework, since he was so smart (long story). That was the worst. He went do a different school (private) the next year. It took us (the teacher and I) almost a full year to get him to do his work.

We tried explaining that just because he knew it didn't mean he didn't have to do the work.

I know how to do dishes. I learned a long time ago. It's not fun or challenging. That doesn't mean I don't have to do it everyday.

At work I have to do things that are repetitious, certainly below my highest skill level, but I still have to do them. I can sit and complain about it, I can put it off and do more challenging things, or I can get it done and move on to the funner stuff.

Jean
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