I know kids are difficult about doing their Homework... but I swear Tia is taking the biscuit.. Admittedly she has loads of homework... she comes home everyday with at least two pages (17 questions approx) of Maths and Language (aka. English but really Spanish)... then occasionally she will have English, Valenciano, Science maybe one or two exercises... but not everyday. Its mainly the maths and the language.. And if she doesn't knuckle under and do it she gets swamped really easily, so we have to keep on top of it. But getting her to do it is like trying to get blood out of a stone... and it's getting to the point I want to physically tie her to the chair... and beat her into submission. She has had 7 bathroom breaks today in the time I've had three and I'm the pregnant one... I think I've heard every excuse under the sun... from, my socks are falling down and making my ankles itchy to my pencil is making a funny noise and distracting me... we have constant tears and tantrums... here and at school and its driving me spare. We've spoken to the teacher, but he's just a horrible teacher this year, and is forever putting the kids down. In a meeting the other week, he turned around to all the parents and said all the kids (with the kids in the room) are completely behind for their age, and can't do the simplest things... when 90% of Tia's class have been at that school since they were 2... so who's fault is it that the entire class is behind? If he's got a problem with it, shouldn't he mention that to the head... not be derogatory to the kids???? (ok sorry that was a slight pregnant rant!!) So Tia's got it in her head that she's stupid... On top of that, it takes Tia 5x as long to do her homework because she's dyslexic, her handwriting is horrendous... She has terrible problems with concentration, she takes eye q which used to help, but this year doesn't seem to do anything... I'm sick of her coming home at 5 then sitting down and doing her homework until 8:30, eating her dinner then having to go straight to bed by 9:30... I miss her.. Oh and I'm sick and tired of shouting "homework" at her. Are there any tricks to get the kids to do their homework?