Homework can be an exasperating time at our house. Riley is perfectly capable of doing it, but she gets overcome with anxiety, and often freaks out before she can even begin.
Seth and I were doing the dishes tonight, and HT had homework duty. Riley took one look at the sheet she was to complete and flipped out. She ran into the other room, screaming and crying. HT talked her back to the dining room table, but still she carried on. Then, she suddenly stopped.
How did he do it?
What technique did he use?
What super powers does he possess that can stop a child's cries, mid-meltdown?
Whatever works baby. Whatever works.