Homework Tips for Parents
General homework tips for parents:
*Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.
Avoid having your child do homework with the TV on or places
*Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
Ask your child if special materials are needed for projects and
then have them in advance.
*Help your child with time management.
Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don't let
your child leave homework until just before bedtime. Think
about using weekends mornings or afternoon for working
on big projects, especially if the projects involves getting
together with classmates.
*Be positive about homework.
The attitude you express about homework will be the
attitude your child acquires.
*When your child does homework, you do homework.
When your child is reading, you read. When they are doing
math, balance your checkbook.
*When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers.
Giving answers means your child will not learn the material.
Too much help teaches your child that when the going gets
rough, someone will do the work for you.
Cooperate and communicate with your child's teacher.
*Help your child figure out what is hard homework and what is easy homework.
Have your child do the hard work first. That way they face the
biggest challenge first. Easy material will seem to go faster
when fatigue begins to set in.
*Watch your child for signs of failure or frustration.
Let your child take short breaks when she/he is having trouble
keeping their mind on an assignment.
*Reward progress in homework.
If your child has been successful in homework completion and
is working hard, celebrate!!