But helping doesn’t mean doing your child’s homework. What you can do is ask a lot of questions.
Ask your child:
What homework do you have today?
Do you understand the assignment? (If not, ask: Does your school have a homework hotline? or Can you call a classmate for help?)
When is your assignment due?
What steps will you take to complete your assignment?
Do you need special resources? Do you need a trip to the library or access to a computer?
Do you need special supplies? Will you need poster board or graph paper?
Does my child have a quiet place to work with good lighting?
Is it stocked with basic homework supplies such as paper, pencils, ruler, scissors and a dictionary?
Does my child have organizational tools? Does he need an assignment calendar or file folders?
Do I regularly look over my child’s homework?
Do I review and discuss with my child comments the teacher makes on his homework?
Do I congratulate my child on a job well done?
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