Do you think it is a good idea?

@Madona1 (2098)
Gibraltar
July 12, 2007 3:02pm CST
The summer vacation started. Most of the time, my husband will take my daughter to the beach in the afternoon. So she won’t have any things to do in the morning except watch TV or play games. So I am going to give daughter some homework to do that will not be more than 2 hours. Do you think it is a wise choice?
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
Absolutely NOT. What's the point in children having time away from school if you are just gonna make them do homework during their away from school time? If your daughter wants to do nothing much during the morning, knowing she'll be having an active afternoon at the beach with her Dad, then you should let her do it - that's what school holidays are for, for kids to be kids, do their own thing & not have to worry about studying or doing homework. I think by making her do homework, you're trying to stop her from being a kid - wanting her to do nothing other than play or relax will only back-fire coz kids need to be kids. Just let her do what she wants while she's on holiday - let her watch TV - she'll be active later anyway & if she doesn't play games during the school terms, then there's nothing wrong with her playing them on her free time!
• Australia
13 Jul 07
I seem to be the opposite to everyone else :) Never mind, i have just always though the Summer time was a time to relax & do not much since it's usually too hot to do things. Maybe try getting her interested in something like scrapbooking - it might not be as active but it'll keep her busy without her actually feeling like she's at school again coz it's a learning thing but also a fun thing at the same time! Take her to the library maybe - if she's an avid reader :)
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
13 Jul 07
Hello Gemmygirl1, no worries. Everyone has his own opinion. Especially here is a free forum that everyone can feel free to express his own views. I do appreciate you spend the lengthy time to share your view. All mylotters’ responses or discussions I will take it as a reference regardless positive or negative. Thanks again for taking part in this discussion.
• Malaysia
24 Jul 07
I think it is a good idea to give your daughter some homework so that she would not forget about her school totally. Doing homework during summer vacation also can increase her knowledge in advance so that when she entered school again, she will know something ahead from her other friends.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
24 Jul 07
Many thanks for sharing your view.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
23 Jul 07
Considering she is a 9 year old girl, I really don't think homework during summer vacation is a very good idea (unless she's been experiencing difficulties with an specific subject). At least I'd certainly hate that. Hahaha! I think it's better if you just give her books for her to read in the morning, but nothing school related. Just books for children/teenagers. She will probably have fun and learn at the same time. You could also take her to museums, theaters and expositions. They work just like the same: she will learn while having fun. Cheers, my friend. ;)
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
23 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your sincerely view. I am quite flexible with my girl so far. Doing homework is not an obligation yet, but it is a concept of routine that she is learning.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
15 Jul 07
As a home school mom,I see nothing wrong with giving children some school work to do during the summer months as they usually need some refreshers the first part of fall anyway. Be sure to keep it fun for her as she needs to know that you are not being mean to her or punishing her,but that you want her to have something structured to do other than tv.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
16 Jul 07
Well said, I have to teach my daughter to do her homework in an interesting way, otherwise she may lose the interest on doing the homework. :-)
@florena2 (70)
• Romania
14 Jul 07
Is a very good idea, because in vacantion children forget allmost all thei learn in that year so is a good idea to give her some books to read, or a math problem, but not many in the last is summer and is holiday. :)
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
15 Jul 07
True, everything has to be moderate. Overdo it will only make things worse.
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
14 Jul 07
yes, i think that it is a wise choiceto give some home work to do if the child is sitting at home and doing nothing and i think this will increase her knowledge, vacaboulary and stamina of working, studying.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
15 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your view.
@rapolu_cs (1184)
• India
14 Jul 07
Yes its agood idea ofcourse and please go on if she likes doing homework,all the best.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
14 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your view.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
It is indeed a wise choice to make her updated with what she had learned and at the same time to prepare her for the next school year. But this is also the time that children are waiting to just get out of school activities and really have some fun. So I think you should be creative to give her something different from school which she would enjoy to do and at the same time she would learned something from it.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
13 Jul 07
Ah, yes, I forgot to mention. My daughter will carry on attending the piano and art lesson once a week. I may teach her to make some simple cakes.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
12 Jul 07
Homework or activities is a great idea. I do that with my son a few times a week and when I can get him away from the TV lol
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
13 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your view. It won't be healthy if children watch too much TV.
@daycarepal (1998)
• United States
12 Jul 07
How old is your daughter? My son is 16 and I know if I gave him 2 hours worth (or any amount) of homework each day, he would probably run away LOL. I think it's nice that you want to give her something educational to do. Have you talked to her about it? Depending on her age, you could go shopping with her for a book and maybe each morning she can sit and read for awhile.
@Madona1 (2098)
• Gibraltar
12 Jul 07
My daughter love reading. But the homework I give her is practice piano and the CD of Science or Maths. Once a week, she has to write a story about the party she has taken part in or the place she has visited or something is really interesting.