• Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.
    Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.
  • Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
    Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects and get them in advance.
  • Help your child with time management.
    Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don’t let your child leave homework until just before bedtime. Think about using a weekend morning or afternoon for working on big projects, especially if the project involves getting together with classmates.
  • Be positive about homework.
    Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.

When your child does homework, you do homework.
Show your child that the skills they are learning are related to.




  1. I would love it if you were to expand on these points in much greater depth. What, for instance, do you do if all homework must be executed on a computer, and the child, while doing homework, flips back and forth frequently between assignments and, say, CNN, or You Tube? What are your tips there?

    • If the homework is not on line you could try switching off the Internet. However if the homework has to be done on line perhaps you could investigate a security system that would block these sites while your child is on line. I am not up to date on what is out there in relation to home systems but I know they are available for schools where kids can only access certain sites on line.
      Hope this helps

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