Wrangling your kids to sit down and do their homework after school can be tough. After spending several hours at their desks in school, asking them to sit down at home for another hour or two just seems cruel. Fortunately, there are ways that you can schedule homework time that will help your kids be productive and minimize their protests. Interestingly enough, setting your kids up for success depends greatly on parent attitudes and behaviors. Read on for our tips on how to help your kids have time at home for both play and work.Give your kids time after school to decompress:
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Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and
scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome.
He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be
thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey
demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the
gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many
times, times where his men were ready to give up and accept their fate. With
his motivational speeches he turned his men into dangerous fighters who
would keep on going hard until they were struck down, eaten, or thrown into
the churning seas. One example of this was during Scylla and Charybdis.
Odysseus' men were tired and didn't want to proceed, but Odysseus said:
"Friends, have we never been in danger before this? More fearsome, is it now,
then when we faced Cyclops? Did I not keep my nerve, and use my wits to find
a way out ?" (P. 708, L. 766) There are also times when all the men are afraid,
but here Odysseus shows he's in charge and speaks up when nobody wants
to: "We all felt pressure in our hearts, but I spoke up in replyÉ" (P. 689, L.
203) Odysseus gave warnings to help his fellow shipmates and tried to protect
them from the wrath of the gods: "Old shipmates, our stores are in the ship's
hold, food and drink; the cattle here are not for our provision, or we pay dearly
for it." (P. 710, L. 840) Odysseus was not only a great leader, but also a very
brave man. There were also many times when Odysseus showed how brave
he was. In this next example involving the Cyclops Odysseus shows that he is
not the type of leader that sits on safe land while he sends his men in to kill,
but a leader who enjoys nothing more than being engaged in battle with his
men. "I took my twelve best fighters and went ahead." (P. 687, L. 136)
Odysseus also had the heart of a fighter, he would do battle whenever
necessary, no matter whom his opponent was, in this case the giant Cyclops:
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"drawing the sharp sword from my hip I went to stab him." (P. 690, L. 248)
Though bravery is nothing without a blessing from the gods. Throughout the
whole story Odysseus showed that he was in the god's favor, and that he had
to give sacrifices and ceremonies to the gods in order for them to bless him,
like in this following instance: "I addressed the breathless dead than vowed to
slaughter my best heifer." (P. 700, L. 556) He also knew that when he was in
the god's favor he could use it to his advantage: "Please provide us with food
and shelter, remember Zeus will avenge the unoffending guest." (P. 689, L.
215) He also showed that he had faith in the gods and truly believed in what
they could do. "If only Athena would grant what he prayed for." (P. 690, L.
264) I think that this is a great story that tells us of a man who could do just
about everything and could do it so well people thought he was immortal. Until
reading this story I assumed that Helios, Olympus, Mercury, and Saturn were
just company names that people made up. I didn't fully understand why the
planets are called what they are or where certain terms came from. It's hard to
believe that this story was a way of life to many Greeks and that people
studied Odysseus and tried to model themselves after him. I feel that this is
something everybody should read and something I thoroughly enjoyed