In my 9 year olds case she is a big know-it-all. Now she is a little bit of a know-it-all when it comes to her friends, but where it's at its all time high, is when we are working on school work. She gives me these looks like she knows better than I do. The thing is, she doesn't.
For example, yesterday her assignment was to write 2 paragraphs on a person involved in the Mexican American War. Like with all writing assignments I set her up to start an outline. She bitched and moaned like a tween does and said she already knew what she needed to write and didn't need to do any pre-writing. So I sent her off to write it. She came back over a hour later with basically a plagiarized essay. She had just taken sentences from the articles she researched and put them together. There was no structure and she had not even touched on the persons importance to the war. It was a big mess. It was not something she could turn in and she had just wasted about 2 hours.
So the next day we had to come back to it and start with the pre-writing. This happens a lot when it comes to school work. Now this is usually the part of the blog post where I tell what I did to solve this issue. Well right now I am at a loss. I have no idea how to handle this. Do I let her do the work on her own, turn it in and get a bad grade? Or do I keep fighting the good fight and battle with my tween during school time?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!