No child is fond of homework but unfortunately, it has to be done. It’s a way for teachers to assess what their students have learned during their lessons and to establish whether or not they need to go over the topic again or move onto the next. Don’t let your child master the art of procrastination and instead try and find some ways to help make the experience a little more enjoyable. It’s all about having the right attitude! Read on for some tips from a private school in Kirkham.
Start by making sure your child actually has a decent area to complete their homework. On their lap in the living room is not a good option, as your child won’t be able to concentrate or even get into the right mindset. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to have a home office, but a desk in one of the quieter rooms of the house, with all the appropriate books and stationery, is far better than expecting your child to do their homework in a communal area where other family member are chatting, playing video games or watching TV.
It might be worth letting your child invite one of their friends round after school so that they can do their homework together. The pair will be able to help one another with the trickier questions and if they’re both stuck, it will feel less embarrassing/frustrating as they’ll be in it together. Once the pair have finished, reward them with an activity of their choice or another type of treat!
Encourage your child to adopt a hardworking mindset by demonstrating the same attitude yourself. Let them see you sending some emails, reading a book or practising an instrument so that they can see how important it is to persevere with something and manage your priorities.
Of course, you can help them with their homework but try not to end up doing it for them; the teacher will not know they’re struggling if they have full marks thanks to your help!