1.Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies-paper, pencils, glue, scissors within reach.
2. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period. Make sure that each day you complete homework at a designated time so that it becomes an expected routine after school.
3. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls.
4. Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions, but its the kid's job to do the learning.
5. Be a motivator and a monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed work, and make yourself available for questions. concerns and comments. Also, check/sign your childs planner each night!
6. If there is continuous problems with homework- ask for help. If your child becomes frustrated with homework all your child to take a short break. If you notice this frustration occurs regularly, as well as with a specific subject or skill, let me know. I am always available before and after school to assist your child.