- Establish a daily routine and schedule and be sure to give your child time for breaks, a snack or wind-down time BEFORE they begin their homework.
- Organize a consistent work space with items that will be needed (pens, paper, pencils, ruler, etc.)
- Read the directions together, do the first items together, then observe as your child does the next problem or item on his or her own. If they are ready to complete the homework independently without much assistance, leave the room.
- Guide, but do not immediately provide answers. If your child needs help, offer ideas that can help them sort out the problem.
It is important for both parents and teachers to work together to help build good habits and to develop a system that works well for an individual child. Good homework and study habits will help your child have good work habits as an adult.