Has homework become a daily battle at home?
Here are tips for getting back on track...
—Have a well-lit, organized desk for doing homework.
—Try to stick to a set routine.
—Try to create a quiet environment with few or no distractions: no television, no little brothers or sisters coming and going, no music, etc.
—Prepare all needed material for the specific subject in advance.
—If possible, try to do the same type of task as your child: Write when they write; read while they read.
—If your child needs help, give guidance, not answers! Always be willing to help - but wait for your child to request it.
--Your homework is to always be aware of your child's assignments and due dates.
—Tackle the tough tasks first. If they're put off, they'll only get psychologically harder to do as your child gets more tired.
—Having trouble concentrating? Take a break! It's healthy and refreshing for the brain. While breaking, go for a walk or eat a light snack.
Last, but not least: Give your child a little pat on the back from time to time. Take him or her to the park, play ball or go to the movies, once the homework is completed. She or he will appreciate the reward, and understand that hard work pays off.
Stephenie, having been a tutor/instructor/mentor since 1996, discovered her passion and founded Lee Academia Educational Consulting, LLC. after she left the dental and medical field. She loves teaching/mentoring and counseling her students. Her passion lies in educating others and helping them pursue their educational path. Today, certified in College Counseling and with more than 10 years of experience, Stephenie and her team continues to blog about current updated educational news and events.
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