Parent’s active interest in Home work (Contd.)
This is the beginning of anything you want.– Anonymous
- Make sure kids do their own work.
Kids won’t learn if they don’t think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions but it’s a kid’s job to do their homework and learning.
- Be a motivator and monitor.
Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. You need to give encouragement, check completed homework and make yourself available for questions and concerns if any.
- Set a good example.
Kids are more likely to follow their parents’ examples than their advice, so be a role model for your kids.
- Praise their work and efforts.
Appreciate your kid’s achievements. Mention academic achievements to relatives or you may even display their project, art work or certificate at home.
- If there are continuing problems with homework, get help.
Some kids have trouble seeing the board and may need glasses; others might need an evaluation for a learning problem or attention disorder so talk about it with your child’s teacher and get the desired help to eradicate the concern.