July 5, 2011
“I just want him to sit STILL in the freakin’ chair for thirty minutes and do his assignments. Is that too much to ask?”
“She needs to learn how to focus.”
“I want them to stop complaining – it’s just homework! Why can’t they just do it, and then be done with it?!”
“If she would stop making up excuses for why she can’t do it, then it would have already been finished.”
If you have found yourself saying one or more of the above statements when it comes to a child’s homework, then keep reading!
We know it’s time for beaches and ice cream, long evenings playing outside, and vacations. But, the reality is, the school year will start again at some point, and Good Parent, Inc. wants to help eliminate the frustration that homework often brings.
Authors of the highly successful set of companion books, Good Night, for parents, and Matilda & Maxwell™ Good Night, for kids, we will soon release our latest books on the often-dreaded topic of homework.
Glue His Butt to the Chair aims to take the drama and fighting out of homework so your child can get it done. Matilda and Maxwell™ Freaky Homework Fiasco revisits our favorite characters, a little older but just as adventurous and in need of some serious homework help!
Right about now you might be wondering how we do this. It’s not magic, it just makes sense!
First, our books are about getting you OUT of the teaching business, and allowing your child to have a life that is not dominated by homework.
Second, there is a book for parents and a corresponding book for kids. Working to get the entire family on the same page is what Good Parent, Inc. does.
Glue His Butt To The Chair! will help you to get rid of the stress and replace it with a simple system for allowing your child to have days not spoiled by unnecessary hours of homework. We are talking about using our system to set up an environment where homework is:
- Time limited
- Place specific
- Activity limited.
Butt in the Chair!
- The process of “doing homework” can quickly get very complicated. Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best one.
- The first (most basic) step in this particular process is planting your kid’s butt in the chair, and keeping it there for the specified amount of time—hence, our title.
But how do you get the butt in the chair. . . and keep it there?
We’ve got secret, and we are ready to share!
Want to know it? It’s called “What’s the Rule?”
“What’s the Rule?” is a very simple system. It limits the amount of time your child will spend doing homework, and gives you guidelines for how to maximize your child’s chances of doing well academically.
- We do not encourage you to “coach” your child.
- There is no expectation that you will review his homework, monitor his compliance, or be his teacher.
What’s the Rule?
“What’s the Rule?” is a system that removes the need for commands, reminding, and enforcement. Part of its simplicity is that there is absolutely no negotiating—and the relationship becomes about the task rather than about YOU! This prevents arguments between parents and children, making homework time quicker and less stressful, giving you and your family your evenings back.
For more information on Glue His Butt to the Chair and Matilda and Maxwell: Freaky Homework Fiasco, blog posts, expert Q & A, and information on events, be sure to like GoodParentGoodChild™ on Facebook!
Coming soon, just in time for the 2012-2013 school year!