Homework can be difficult and stressful, not just for the student but also the parent. Here are some ways to help both you and your children master their homework with efficiency and ease.
Create A Dedicated Space
It is important to for students to have space where they can successfully work on class projects and homework. Designate a place in your home for them to work that is well-lit, quiet, and free of distractions. Supply this area with the tools necessary such as pencils, erasers, extra paper, a calculator, and coloring items depending on their grade and the nature of their typical homework.
Set A Time
Creating a routine is key for children of any age. Make out a schedule of sorts so they know when they should do their homework each day and how long to work on it. Studies show that doing it first thing is the most beneficial. This also helps to install that education is their number one priority.
If a child has several different projects, subjects, and classes they are working on, their plate can be pretty full and it is easy to become overwhelmed. Help them create a game plan enabling them to knock out those assignments and projects with ease and focus. This will help them become more organized and how to prioritize both their time and efforts.
One of the most important things you can do for your child’s education is to simply be involved. Check their grades, be aware of homework, projects, and class assignments. Keep tabs on their overall progress. And be a cheerleader. Support them and give out encouragement often, even in their failures. Push them to do their best but don’t get angry when they don’t meet your expectations. This teaches them not only is their education important but they are as well.
Studies show that note taking is one of the best ways to increase memory about any given subject. And while technology is readily available for most children, handwritten notes help them to remember better. Teach your child the value of great note taking. For most, this is an outline form, however, each child learns differently. Come up with a system for studying and taking notes that your child can thrive on.
Know When To Get Help
Its ok if you don’t know the answer to every question. Most parents find themselves in that situation more often than not. However, the question still needs an answer. Know where you and your child can get extra help. Maybe that means a tutor for you child. Maybe it’s an educational online website or 24-hour phone number service. Find something that works for you and make sure it’s available when you need it.