Kids And Homework

If there isn’t suitable space in your home for working, try a local library or a homework club if your child’s school offers one.At the library, children can use computers to get on the internet if you don’t have access at home.With less than an hour to go before my seven-year-old daughter’s bedtime, my home was a long way from being the oasis of calm I was hoping for at that time of evening.

And, in fact, even if parents send their children off to school to learn, they are almost singlehandedly the only factor that matters in their kids’ educational success. Barton of the Educational Testing Service (which administers the GRE among other standardized tests) wrote a piece called “America’s Smallest School: The Family.” He has estimated that about 90 percent of the difference in schools’ proficiencies can be explained by five factors: the number of days students are absent from school, the number of hours students spend watching television, the number of pages read for homework, the quantity and quality of reading material in the students’ homes, and the presence of two parents in the home.

So the best schools are really those where there are parents helping with homework. Make sure helpful resources are available when needed.

Try to teach younger brothers and sisters not to interrupt when homework is being done.

Children are all different and have different learning styles.

It can help to keep your child motivated if they need that little extra encouragement from time to time.

For more ideas, have a look at our homework tips from real parents.

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Does it feel like that school assignment is going to take FOREVER to complete? Here's a list of quick tips to give you the extra push you need to finish that pesky paper .

So I was facing two choices – Should I stand over her and insist that not doing homework was NOT an option? The choice I would make now is very different to what my choice would have been a few years back.

Or, should I tell her to put the books away, write a note to her teacher and just let her unwind and play in the lead-up to bedtime? If you’ve tried yelling, time-outs and punishment, but it only seems to make matters worse, give Positive Discipline a shot.

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