Every parent wants their child to do better in school and with that comes the need to complete homework in a timely fashion. There are many households across the globe that struggle with the hassle of homework; whether your child consistently strikes up a debate about homework or occasionally gives you a hard time, here are 10 ways to end the hassle of homework for good!
10 Ways to End the Hassle of Homework
1. Do Homework Immediately After School – As soon as your child arrives home from school make sure to have them sit down and immediately do homework. Supply a healthy snack and all supplies for them to complete their homework efficiently while they are still in “school mode”.
2. Praise and Encouragement – When your child starts to show signs of frustration, provide encouraging words to uplift their spirits. Giving praise and encouragement while your child feels down about their abilities helps to push them through difficult homework problems.
3. Split Homework Time Up – If your child has a huge load of homework to complete, try to split homework time in half. Allow for your child to work at their own pace, so as long as they complete the assignments necessary to hand into their teacher the next day.
4. Give the Answer – While parents usually want the child to work out problems on their own, sometimes homework can get tedious, don’t be afraid to give the answer. When providing an answer to a frustrating problem, also show the child how you arrived at the solution to ensure they are learning from your assistance.
5. Provide Soothing Music – Some children work better with music in the background, you know your child best. Provide soothing music in the background during homework time if your youngster works best with this type of environment.
6. Create Specific Homework Space – It is extremely important to have a place in the home that is designated specifically for homework time. This allows your child to get into the homework mindset, without distractions of toys, electronics and other family happenings.
7. Make it a Competition – Set a timer and see how quickly and accurately your child can complete their homework. Making homework into a competition works for children who enjoy a bit of a challenge.
8. Allow Venting – Just like adults, children have strengths and weaknesses, but they still have to complete their homework. Allowing your child to vent out their frustrations in a healthy way may encourage them to complete their homework with a clear mind.
9. Stay Close By – Make sure you are close by so that your child knows you are there to support them and assist when needed. Having a parent within eye view may encourage the child to complete homework more confidently.
10. Stay True to Teachers Methods – While you may have a shortcut method to completing the homework problem, it’s best to continue with the method set forth by the child’s teacher. Trying to teach your own short cuts may actually increase confusion and frustration within your child. I know this is difficult sometimes and I struggle with this myself.
So there you have it, 10 ways to end the hassle of homework as a means to ensure your child doesn’t give up on finishing assignments on time. Each parent knows their child best. Use any of these tips that you feel will help in your family with your own children and watch as the homework hassles disappear for good.