1. Three rules I remember about getting my homework done. We, as kids, always thinking about play time in our tiny head. Homework, for me, was like vegetable. I hated homework as much as I hated vegetable. And I couldn’t remember how many rotan had landed on my hand, for refusing to eat vegetable, or not doing homework. My mom gave us no room, no room for excuse, even if we’d put enormous efforts to make poor face like this:
Try To Gain Sympathy
If we made an appeal, then we were prized with the simple reply. “Kau tak nak kena rotan, baik kau pergi buat homework. Kalau tak ada pun, kena buat homework juga!!”
2. No TV During School Days. We were not allowed to spare time for TV. We were prohibited from watching our lifetime favorite sitcom, “Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu”, not even Bulletin Utama News. When I was a kid, I kept wondering why mom didn’t want us to watch TV, maybe TV is an evil robot that wanted to corrupt us with an evil plan.
Now, I thanked mom for not letting me spend much time on TV. It’s true: TV is an evil robot, which promotes procrastination.
3. Dinner At 7 O’clock. Actually the rule above was not so strict. I could have TV time during school days, before 7 pm. To give our homework slot more time, as much as 2 hours, we had had dinner at 7 o’clock. After that, perform prayer, and recite Al-Quran. The homework’s kickstart was at 8 pm.
4. Even If You Have No Homework. Make it one. That was the rule that I hate the most. I mean, it’s not my fault if I got free time for myself when my teacher hadn’t give anything for my brain. And how can make one? I started to do extra exercise from textbook. At the end of school year, I finished all the exercises in the textbooks.
5. It was almost 15 years now, I still remember how our mom would do unimaginable things if we failed to put our focus on study. She apply extensive discipline so I could appreciate the value of the education in our life.
6. Lastly, here’s a guideline for How to Get Your Kid To Do Homework. Hope the readers find it useful.