Helping your child with homework is one of the most
important tasks a parent has to perform in terms of supporting their child’s
Kids get homework in-order to extend classroom learning and
help them practice important study skills.
‘It is imperative that parents help their kids with homework
and also make it a priority as this helps the child develop good study habits.
It is a known fact that in the busy times that we live in,
getting home after a long day at work and helping your child with homework can
be a very daunting task.
Here are a few tips that parents may find useful in terms of
helping their children with homework:
Create a homework friendly environment. Avoid
doing homework with your child in front of the television as this may disrupt
When helping your child with homework make sure
you help them understand the question, help them interpret the questions and
avoid giving them answers and doing all the work.
Make homework time a routine. Encourage your
child to do homework at the same time everyday at the same place and be strict
about not having cell phones and games on until their homework is done.
Help your kids make a plan when it comes to
assignments that require a lot of preparation and putting together. Encourage your child to break up the work
into manageable chunks
Praise their work and efforts. Children feel
motivated and eager to do well when motivated, so make sure you praise your
child when they get their homework done on time and if they get good marks.
As parents it is important to know that not all
children are the same. Some children do well when doing homework alone and some
do well when working with other children. Encourage the environment that your
child strives in.