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Parent Minute

My son’s not turning in his homework.

Posted on 3/7/2018 by Greg Yoder

That IS frustrating. We went through it. Yeah, the work got done. We made sure of it. But when it came to turning it in, it just didn’t get done. Maybe that’s your situation, or maybe your child is just not doing it at all. This can be for a number of reasons. In my experience, some kids just want to be in control. For others, they’re embarrassed because they don’t understand it and are afraid to ask for help. Or maybe they’re just lazy. Whatever the situation, it all boils down to sin—yep, selfishness. If they’re young, change the behavior quickly before it becomes a habit. If they’re older, punitive but disciplined action will be needed. Speaking from experience, do it in love. My frustration and anger wasn’t very effective.

Suggested Reading: Proverbs 14:29, James 1:20

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