Establish a time to do homework Set a regular time to do homework each night Consistency is important Create a place to do Homework Quiet Well lit area Away from distractions (NO TV, radio, cell phone, etc) Have the right study materials
Children who are involved in regular routines at home tend to do better in school A routine can guide you in helping your children with homework
Offer rewards Reinforce positive efforts Try to entice your child with extra TV or game time if they finish their homework Be available To answer any questions your child may have Do a problem together, then watch your child as he/she tries the next one alone
BREAK IT UP TAKE BREAKS Don’t lay all of the work Watch your child for out at once signs of frustration Try doing ONE subject Let your child take a at a time short break ONE section at a time Set a timer and when Don’t want it to seem timer goes off then back too OVERWHELMING to homework
Homework hassles between parents and children are nonproductive What you can do is foster an attitude of cooperation Your child will study more willingly if he/she helps make the rules to homework/studying Compromise can work wonders Negotiate a homework contract with your child
The contract should A clause on be quite simple penalties/and or rewards based on Just spelling out how well your child is when, where and how complying with the long your child with contract study Let’s take a moment to To ensure that the talk about what could contract works, it can be rewards or be helpful to include: consequences
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