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Homework Hassles – H&S Education & Parenting

Homework Hassles: Every Parent’s Headache!

Homework is a set of tasks assigned by teachers, for students to complete outside the class. These commonly include assignments comprising reading or writing tasks, mathematical exercises etc for practice. The whole point of homework is to help students practice new skills, develop their time management and prepare for upcoming lessons. So, whether kids like it or not, it is a task that needs to be done. Homework hassles are real, but the good news is there are effective approaches that can prove to be helpful and practical. Keep reading to find out how you can help your kid who is struggling with their homework!

4 Tips To Help Your Child With Their Homework:

1. Have A Dedicated Study Space With A Schedule – The first step in helping your child is by creating a dedicated, quiet, clutter-free study space that your child can use for homework. Have a schedule assigned to help your child manage time and if the tasks are long, formulate a schedule that helps break long tasks into smaller workable parts. You can create a monthly calendar too.

2. Be Their Guide, But Do Not Take Over – It’s your child’s responsibility to do their homework, and as a parent it’s yours to make them understand the importance of it. You are only there as their guide & support system to monitor their progress, help with directions and ensure they complete the task that has been assigned. You should never take over and do the task for them, because then you have defeated the whole purpose!

3. Take Into Account Your Child’s Learning Style – Understand not everyone learns the same way, every child is unique and has their own learning pace and style. Observe and focus on what style works for your child, for example, does your child prefer learning by association by visually seeing things or does he/she understand by hearing ‘directions’ better than reading them?

4. Motivate Them – Recognize their hard work & praise them appropriately. Be sure to use constructive criticism only, as negative remarks can be damaging.

Homework Hassles
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