Cait was on her fourth hour of homework when she looked over at me wearily and said, Tell me something profound, Mom. She shoved her geometry book aside in protest, propped herself up on her elbows and said, “All these math problems I’m doing are so meaningless. Who cares?
Slogging through my own pile of homework, her question jolted me upright. But I quickly regrouped, I knew exactly what she was asking:
- Tell me something that matters.
- Then tell me why I should care.
- Then put it into some useful, meaningful context, so I can relate. So it isn’t just more noise.
In my daughter’s case, sadly, her teacher believes he doesn’t have the luxury of time to offer real-life context for why it […]