Grandparents Get Support with Homework
Record numbers of grandparents are very actively involved today in helping raise their grandchildren or frequently looking after them. The joys of course are many but the challenges can be significant too.
One of the issues reported by many grandparents of children from about 4 – 10 years old involves sitting down together to do homework. With any more than one child at the kitchen table doing their homework, distractions are common, kicking and calling each other names, or whatever can play havoc on grandfather or grandmother insisting that they be quiet and do their work.
Plop one of sturdy folders in front of them though, and most often a little miracle happens. Kids get quieter, the whole room seems calmer, and kids actually get to work as long as they know what’s expected. Grandparents gain some freedom to help those with a question and the frequency of questions from the kids is reduced when one of the white boards is used to list their assignments and priorities.
Regular use of the folders rapidly becomes a habit that helps a lot of kids stay focused and become more productive.