Homework is a bad word right now. May has lots of it, and it hasn't been getting done.
We started off the school year with May being responsible for her own homework, by her own choice. This did not work, AT ALL.
Next, I started asking what was assigned and what was due. In some subjects, I would ask to see the assignments after they were completed. May hates it when I check her homework and ask her to correct the ones that are wrong. Unfortunately, when a large number are wrong, there is a problem that needs to be fixed. Even this approach has failed.
Now I have found out that I was not getting the full story. Many assignments were never mentioned. Others were claimed done, only to get partial credit for being incomplete. Ugh!
Reality hit the fan. Things are going to change. Micromanagement of homework starts, effective tonight. The word grounded entered the discussion. Phone calls and texting are no longer available for any non-family, non-emergency communication. I wanted to add chores, but the time will be needed for more homework.
I really hoped not to get that intimate with eighth grade homework again, but the time has come.