1. Have a special workplace available for completing homework.
It should be well-lit, comfortable, quiet, free of distractions and
stocked with supplies (paper, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, etc.).
2. Establish a set time for homework to be completed. If your child
completes homework during after-school care, schedule a time to review the work
together. Don't leave homework until just before bedtime.
3. Be available so your child can ask questions as needed. Watch
for signs of frustration and step in when necessary.
4. Be positive about homework. Tell your child how important school
is. The attitude you express will be the attitude your child acquires.
5. When your child asks for help, give guidance, not answers.
6. Look over the homework when it is completed. Check for
quality work. Have your child make corrections. Feel free to write
me a note describing your child's difficulties.
7. Praise your child! Everyone likes to hear that they are doing a good job!