As a parent, you want to do anything you can to ensure that your child is as successful as possible. When they are at school, amongst other things, that means making sure that they do their homework.
If your child is not someone who naturally enjoys doing their homework making them sit down and work on it can be something of a battle, but if you are struggling with it right now, it is important to know it is a battle you can win!
Without top tips, you can win the battle, get your child to do their homework, and maybe even get them to like it too! So without further ado…
Create a comfy space
First of all, try to create a comfy and quiet space where your child can do their homework. If they have a place that is just theirs to work in, which is filled with all of the tools they need to get their homework done, and as few distractions as possible, they are more likely to go ahead and do it. That’s why it’s a good idea to have separate study areas for each child.
Set a schedule
Children thrive on routine. If they know exactly what is going to happen at any given time, they are more likely to go along with it. So, tell them they’ll be doing homework each day before dinner or at whatever time is best for you in advance so they know what to expect and are less likely to rail against it.
Turn off the Wi-fi
These days, one of the biggest barriers to getting kids to do their homework are tablets, smartphones, and games consoles, which prove to be very allureing. So, at the exact time homework is scheduled, turn off the Wi-Fi and leave it off until homework time is over. If they know they cant get online and do whatever it is they want to do, they may as well do their homework, right?
Make it fun
Kids love to have fun, so if you can make doing homework fun for them, they will be afar more motivated to do it. How do you make homework fun? From a snazzy new exercise book to building models of historical buildings with Lego or doing the voices as you read together, there are so many options. Try to think about what your child would like and get involved.
Always be positive about doing homework. Never make it feel like a chore and be sure to praise children when they have made an effort. You may even want to reward them with a good book or more time playing with a favorite game after they have completed their homework although bribes should not be necessary to get them through their homework regularly.
Winning the homework battle may take time and effort, and potentially a bit of stress for you, but it is doable and the above ideas will help you to conquer your unmotivated child in no time at all.
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