Establish a routine
· Make a schedule and stick to it.
· Decide with your child the best time and place for doing homework. You may think the best time is right after school, but your child may need a break first and then do their homework after dinner.
· Do homework at the same time every day. If you child is involved in after school activities, homework comes first! Since coaches sometimes change practice schedules from week to week, plan ahead to complete homework assignments.
Set up a study area
· Do homework in the same place every day.
· Find a place with proper lighting where your child is comfortable.
· A desk or table, even the kitchen table, can be used before or after dinner.
Homework survival kit
· Get the supplies your child needs: pencils, eraser, pencil sharpener, paper, crayons, dictionary, scissors, glue, ruler, calculator and other supplies.
· Keep supplies in a box near the study area.
· Homework time needs to be a time when your child can concentrate. Work at reducing distractions and interruptions.
When to call the teacher?
· If your child is having a great deal of difficulty, schedule a conference with your child’s teacher.
· The teacher may be unaware that your child is having trouble with the assignments.
· Together you can work out a plan for your child's success.