Helping Your Child with their Homework

October 29, 2019Mandi Morrison

The amount of interest you show in your child’s education will have a huge impact on how well they perform. If your child is aware that they have your full support where their education is concerned, they will feel more determined to succeed. A great place to start, in your pursuit to showing your child how much your care about their learning, is with their homework. You should always make yourself available to your child when they’re doing homework so that they can ask you for help should they need it. I have paired up with a preparatory school in Middlesex to provide parents with some advice on how to help their children with their homework.

You don’t have to be good at languages or equations to help your child with their homework. Your help could simply involve providing your child with a quiet, well-lit space in your home where they can do their work. Make sure there are no distractions around to disturb your child because they need to focus on the task at hand, not the TV or their social media page. What’s more, it’s important to make sure the study space is stocked with all of the necessary supplies, including stationery and books.

Structure and organisation is important if you want your child to do well at school. With that in mind, you should designate a specific time frame for homework. Make sure it is prioritise over leisure time and chores; they can come after. Instilling this type of routine in the family home is generally known to increase productivity. Once your child successfully completes their designated homework time, be sure to reward them for their efforts because praise is a great motivator for kids.

As a parent, it’s important to be a good role model for your child and lead by example; let them see you going through your work emails or finishing a work project. Always be positive when talking about your own schooling experience and education in general. Essentially, you need to be your child’s biggest cheerleader; let them know when they’re doing well, praise them when they try hard and speak about school in an enthusiastic manner.

 

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