Finding the balance between homework and barn time October 14 2009, 0 Comments

Looking for advice. We’re just wading into middle school. New school, new grading system, lots of new teachers with different expectations. For the most part things have gone well. The one problem area is homework and communication. Getting “the girl” to tell us about her homework assignments (when she gets them, not the night before they are due, rrrgh!) has been challenging. The discovery of her 7th grade team blog was helpful. Except we didn’t learn about it from the girl until several weeks after school startedRrrgghh!

Her father has one simple solution: no barn time until she becomes more accountable and communicative. I get that. But I have been loathe to go there. I guess it’s time for me to wake up!

There will be no barn time today. Sigh!