10/03/2012 03:20 pm ET

7 Fixes For The Homework Battle

Like a lot of parents, Shannin T. experiences daily fights over homework. “I can’t get my 8-year-old to do his homework without a major fight, and I mean major,” laments this frustrated Circle of Moms member.

Kids hate homework and will try anything to get out of it. Homework time can turn into a screaming match with threats and nasty comments being slung back and forth. Words like lazy, slowpoke, unfocused, and procrastinator can slip from a parent's mouth, all in the name of trying to motivate a child to do his homework!

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