Children are more successful at school when parents take an active role in their studies and development. Here are 8 tips to help your child enjoy and complete their homework.
Know the teachers – As parents, you should attend school events that help you interact with your child’s teachers and other parents. Ask your child’s teacher about their policies on homework.
Set up a homework-friendly area – Create a quiet area that is well lit with all necessary homework supplies for your child to complete their homework.
Schedule a regular study time – Children tend to work on their homework at different times. Some prefer the afternoon and other may want to work on schoolwork after dinner.
Help them make a plan – If your child has a big assignment or a lot of homework, help them break the work into manageable chunks. Always include a 15-20 minute break for every 1-hour of work completed.
Keep distractions to a minimum – Avoid TV, music or phones when completing homework.
Make sure kids do their own work – Help your child, but don’t do the work for them.
Be a motivator and monitor – Motivate your child by given them encouragement that they can tackle a task. Monitor your child by checking on when assignments, quizzes, and tests are due.
Set a good example – If your child sees you completing tasks, reading etc., they will be more likely to follow.