Here’s an important reminder: Do not nag him to complete his work. Many children get into the bad habit of not working until their parents tell them to. Instead, try the following incentives:
Schedule free time after homework is finished. For example, when homework is complete, your child may watch television.
Help your child set goals for doing blocks of work. Include a reward, such as 10 to 15 minutes of a fun activity for finishing a block. Make blocks of work time longer as your child gets into a routine. He may start out reading 10 pages of history before getting a reward. Later he may move up to 15 pages.
Encourage your child when you see him working well. “You must feel good about getting all the research finished for your science project.”
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