An Effective Approach To Homework Management
Is your child at an age when a lot of persuasion, or even bribery, is needed to get them to start on their homework? Or are they at an age when they should be studying independently, yet that is not the case? Maybe the nightly homework routine is turning out to be a headache for the entire family because your child is refusing to concentrate. However, it does not have to be like this. There are a few changes you can incorporate to help your children develop good study habits. In this article, we share with you some important do’s and don’ts that will help with homework management.
You may be wondering, what is the best way to help and guide your child while encouraging independent learning? Below are some best practices:
- Help your child to set achievable goals. Every night, sit down with them and understand what they want to achieve within the time they have. This may be completing assignments for a specific class or committing a list of facts to memory. Once they have ranked their tasks by priority and estimated how long each one will take, set a timer to keep them on track.
- Doing homework should be treated as a priority at home if you want your child to develop good study habits. Schedule other activities around homework and studying, not the other way around.
- Reward and incentivize your child when necessary. If your child has a poor attention span, promising them a five-minute break after an hour of studying can help, for instance.
While you may take an interest in your child’s studies and homework out of concern, it is always best to ensure that the level of supervision is appropriate for your child’s age. Below are some don’ts when it comes to homework management:
- Don’t micromanage and put yourself in charge of your child’s studying. While younger children will understandably need a little more guidance and direction, always let your child be in charge of completing their own homework, goal setting and time management whenever possible.
- Don’t agree with your child that doing homework is stupid and pointless. There may be times when schoolwork gets on everyone’s nerves, and your child says something like homework is pointless. Resist the urge to agree with them even if you are frustrated – instead, emphasize the importance of school for their future lives.
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