3 Ways Parents Can Make Homework Easier

Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework. It shows and makes the teacher’s job easier.

Here are three ways you can help your child succeed.

  1. Know the teachers — and what they’re looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child’s teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved. My parents knew every teacher I ever had a strong relationship.
  2. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach. Having an area that they can do homework at matters. It makes that time special and less stressful for the child.
  3. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner. It also creates a routine that they can focus on.

It’s a three way partnership. The more you put in the more you get out.

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