Homework is an important part of your child’s school day and can count for a large percent of his/her grade. It’s a parent’s job to make homework a priority during the school year. Children need support from their parents to develop good homework habits.
Here are some tips to help your child:
-Â Â Â Give your child a nutritious snack when he/she gets home from school. Children can concentrate better when they aren’t hungry.
-Â Â Â Provide a quiet place, free from distractions like television, radio or video games.
-Â Â Â Have your child work on homework soon after getting home while he/she is still in “school mode”.
-Â Â Â If you notice that your child is struggling with one subject every day, contact his/her teacher.
-Â Â Â Help your child be organized by providing a folder to bring homework to and from school in.
-Â Â Â Discuss your child’s homework with them every day and help them think it through. Check your child’s homework for accuracy and neatness. Have your child correct the mistakes him/herself and recheck it for them.
Read the October newsletter from Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island for more ways to help your child be successful at school.
Tracy Andryc is a mother of three and the executive assistant at Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island. She writes a monthly parenting newsletter called Parenting Rules!Â that covers a variety of parenting and child safety topics. Prevent Child Abuse RI is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of children in Rhode Island through awareness, education, and advocacy.
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