How do you get a 10 yr old to do homework?

United States
@mbarryton (1873)
February 2, 2007 9:42pm CST
im a mother of a 10 year old and i have a real hard time of getting her to focus in school and to bring home her homework and get it done. my 7 yr old isn't like that he goes crazy if he dont get it done and has really great grades. im not sure if she really realizes how important school is or if she just dont care. ive tried talking to her but it seems if it goes in one ear and out the other. i know shes as smart as a whip and im not about to give up on her. ive seen what she can do just dont understand why she wont do it. does anyone else have this problem or any ideas that might be able to help me out?