Completing homework is one of the biggest challenges as
children get older. Along with new and challenging materials
there is also a definite change in the amount of homework as
children progress through school.
However, homework doesnt have to be a constant source of
conflict for children and their families. There are a few tips
to follow that can help to minimize the stress that can
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- Have a designated homework space. Have all necessary
materials easily available here, including pencils, a
handheld sharpener, rulers, pens, erasers, crayons, and good
- Have a set homework time. Children are more likely to
work without argument if they have a schedule to follow. A
written agreement can be made if completing homework is a
- If family schedules allow, let students have a break
between the time they return from school and they begin
their homework. While it is good to be done, everyone needs
- Have students complete work in an area that you can
check in with them frequently while they work. This
minimizes goof off time and allow you to monitor the quality
of their work.
- Quiz students before tests. Students often need help and
encouragement to study well. Have children keep a planner up
to date with daily assignments as well as long-term
assignments and tests. Check their planner nightly, even
- Check homework to see that it is done to their best
effort. Correcting is not necessary, but check to see work
is done properly, to their best ability.
- If there are questions about homework over time, contact
your childs teacher with a note or phone call.