Remember, homework is for your child. Make sure your child really needs help before offering it.
Let teachers know when homework helped your child learn.
When your child has no homework, enjoy a game together. Read a book aloud.
Help your child see the purpose of homework. It teaches your child to be responsible. It also teaches him to manage his time.
Mark major due dates on your family’s calendar. This way, you can help your child learn to budget time.
Don’t assume your child has no homework. Check with the school to learn the homework policy.
Don’t try to help with homework if you are confused or don’t know what is expected.
Don’t let out-of-school activities become more important than homework. If a job, team, or activity interferes with homework, your child must set priorities. Schoolwork comes first.
Don’t feel that your child always has to be doing “something productive.” There are few things sadder than a burned-out 14-year-old.
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