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Homework, when do they do it?

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Do you make your children do their homework right when they get home or let it wait?

I ask because as soon as my niece & nephew get home, SIL has them at the table doing their homework.

My nephew (the one I have custody of) goes to public school and I let him wait until after dinner to do his homework. I just feel he spends 7hrs at school doing school work he needs some downtime when he gets home.

How about yours?
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Generally, right after they get home and have a snack.

If they haven't finished it by dinner then they put it away for dinner and pick it back up after dinner.

I'm getting really good a quizzing for spelling test and other tests while I make dinner.

What we have a hard time finding time for is the 20 mins of music practice 4 days a week that Little Miss is required by her teacher. Some weeks she saves it up and has a marathon practice day.

Like today she doesn't get out of school until 5:30 because of an extra curricular activity she is in a school.
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I tell my students to divide it up. A 20 minute requirement could be 5 minutes in the morning, 5 minutes immediately after school and the remainder after homework. It could also be 10 in the morning and 10 after homework.

That is what her teacher suggested 5 minutes of recorder practice a day (20 a week) and 15mins a day of violin (60 mins a week)

We suggested smaller amounts of time but she seems to prefer longer times. She just gets so into it.

Her brother practices the same way. He will not practice set amount of time or regularly but when he feels the need he will practice the same piece over and over for hours until he feels he has gotten it.

She will fall into her rhythm too. She just has to find it.
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