Special Time Before Homework

games boardEvery day after school my daughter has some playground time with her friends and then we come home, have lunch together and do her homework.  Sometimes when we get home she seems to have a hard time with the transition to doing homework.

After a lot of frustration, on both our ends, with not getting where we want to, I decided I was going to try and do things a little differently.  When I picked her up from school, I told her that we were going to have some Special Time when we got home.

She still wanted to have her ‘playground time’, and I let her have it. When we got home she picked a board game for us to play, and we played for like 10-15 minutes and after that, she went and took her homework out, and was ready to do it.

I was very proud of her transition, and I felt like Special Time really smoothed things in a way that made us both very pleased. Now it seems like we are both aware of this tool and my daughter asks for it just before we do her homework.

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