Tips for Helping with Homework
Helping with homework
- Provide quiet study time in a well-lit place.
- Be available to encourage, praise, advise, and supervise.
- Monitor your child’s understanding of concepts and skills.
- Check work for accuracy, neatness, and completeness.
- Provide related home-learning experiences to reinforce concepts learned at school.
- Cooperate with and be supportive of the child’s teacher.
- Help your child make education a top priority during his/her school years.
- Show, by example, that learning can be exciting and fulfilling.
- Do the child’s homework for him/her.
- Make excuses or allow the child to make excuses for incomplete or sloppy work.
- Change, criticize, or belittle a teacher’s assignments. If there’s a problem, talk to the teacher.
- Allow the child to skip an assignment they don't like.
- Fill the child’s life with so many non-school activities there is no time left for homework or play.
- Relieve the child of responsibility for getting homework back to school on time.
Websites to help with homework:
Sleep Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics