Parents have an important role to play in homework. Here are some tips on how you can help your child with this important part of school.
Set a regular homework time. Designate a quiet place free from distractions.
Set limits on TV time, especially if it cuts into study time. Use your VCR to record favorite programs. Then your child can settle down to work knowing she won’t miss her favorite show.
Check to see that your child has finished homework. Be sure finished work gets back to school.
Read any teacher comments written on your child’s work. These are a good way to see what your child needs to work on.
Learn how your child learns. This is one of the most important ways parents can help. Some children need complete quiet. Others need soft music. Some like to move around. As you see what works for your child, you can help her create her own successful study atmosphere.
Stay in touch with your child’s teacher. Look over the homework each day. If your child is having trouble with homework, let the teacher know.
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