With school starting up again, it can be hard to get your kids back in the swing of daily homework and assignments. Here are some great back-to-school tips on getting school work done.
- Establish a routine– set aside daily homework/study time, while still leaving time for other activities. It is usually a better idea to schedule homework in the early afternoon, so your child is free before bedtime. Take a few weeks before homework gets heavy to try different approaches and see what works best, then stick to it.
- Limit distractions– make sure your child does homework in an area that is well-lit and free of noise. You may try working at the library, since it is quieter and has fewer diversions than at home.
- Communicate– maintain relationships with your child’s teachers, especially if his or her homework seems too easy or too hard. Make sure your child knows to ask for help if necessary.
- Double check– to get involved in the homework process and to avoid unnecessary mistakes, it’s a good idea to review your child’s homework after he or she is done. It’s also important to be an adviser, not the assistant. Let your child learn to complete his or her work independently. If extra help is needed, don’t try to reteach the information.
- Be a cheerleader– Find what motivates your child and use it to reward him or her for staying on task.