5-10 rule

Do you have a kid who complains about doing homework?  Fights with you to start it?  Doesn't stay on task.  Try this.  Set a timer for 10 minutes, and for 10 minutes your child does homework.  When the timer goes off, set it again for 5 minutes.  During the 5 minutes your child can do whatever they want.  When the 5 minute timer goes off your child is back to homework for 10 minutes.  And this goes on and on until the homework is completed.  Don't mention this to your child, but eventually they will ask to skip the timer because they want to 'just finish ALL their homework.'  And yes, during the timer you will hear a lot of moaning and groaning, ignore it.  They are doing it for attention.