Children learn a lot by imitation. They use words that raise the hair on the back of our necks after they must have heard others use those words, or after those words have been aimed at them. Adults’ use different words when they are upset, excited or just discussing with other adults and these words trickle down toward children, usually with the original emotional heat welded to the words. Because harsh behaviour spreads like a bad cold from adult to child and then from child to child, just about every child on the planet is exposed to name-calling, or bad words, sooner or later.
Most times, parents are trapped in a nightly homework struggle with their children and children take advantage of various excuses that seem endless, such as; “I don’t have any homework today”, “My teacher never looks at my homework anyway”, “That assignment was optional”, “I did it at school” and so on. If only your child could be that creative with their actual homework, getting good grades would be no problem. These strategies can help in dealing with homework struggles.