Find a place for your child to do homework. Have her put her book bag there and work there every day. That’s one way to tell her brain “OK, now it’s time to get down to work.”
Provide a tool kit. A child who has to get up every five minutes to look for a pencil or a piece of paper can’t properly focus on homework. Have her put together a box with homework supplies. Include pens, pencils, erasers, a ruler, and glue. Add other supplies as your child needs them. Have your child get it out when it’s time to start homework and put everything away at the end of study time.
Set a regular homework time. Kids thrive on routines. If your child does homework at the same time every day, she’ll probably put up less of a fight. There’s no best time. Some kids need to let off energy after school. Others want to get right to work. Find the time that works for your child and your family.
Set homework goals. At the start of each study period, ask your child to make a list of what she needs to do. She can check them off as she finishes each one.
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