Family situations--each one
unique--undoubtably influence a child's approach to homework and learning.
Parents can help children develop good working habits. Please show your child
that homework is an important priority and you value its worth.
Sit down with your child and together schedule a time for completing homework
assignments. Homework habits are more easily formed if children work the same time each day.
2. Help your child
choose an appropriate study location--a quiet corner, a desk, a
chair. The location should suit the assignment--use a desk or table for
work. Provide good lighting and necessary materials.
3. Ask your child to
describe the assignment before beginning, and later show you the
or summarize what has been learned.
4. Encourage your
child to work on his or her own. If your child needs help, look over
material before you begin so you are familiar with the assignment.
5. Be a resource and
consultant for your child, but don't hover or provide constant
the best help is a hug, a smile, or a word of approval.
6. If your child
becomes frustrated, put the assignment away for a while.
7. Please be
available to check work and check whether the assignment has been
Many teachers ask that parents sign or initial their child's agenda once
homework has been completed.
8. Praise your child
for completing homework.
9. When possible,
help your child relate homework assignments to everyday life and
10. In general, be
supportive and encouraging. Your attitudes are contagious.