As parents, we have an important role when it comes to our kid’s education. For one thing, they listen to us and want to impress us. Therefore, they are more likely to work hard if we encourage them. Also, we are the ones at home who can ensure they do complete their homework. However, it can be easier said than done to make sure they do it after a long day at school. Therefore, here are some easy ways to ensure your child completes their homework on time and gets a top grade.
Give them support and guidance
A lot of kids don’t do their homework as they don’t understand what they are meant to do. It means they might just leave it unfinished. Therefore, to ensure they complete it and get a good grade, you need to give them guidance. Don’t take over with their homework; we know how easy it is to do this! But you should just explain to them properly what they need to do. And offer them assistance if they do get stuck while they are completing it. After all, it will ensure they finish off the homework and end up with a good grade if you do offer them some help!
Give them a quiet area to study
You should also make sure your child has a quiet area to study if you want them to actually complete their homework. If they are in the midst of all the mayhem in the house, they might not get their work done. After all, they are more likely to get distracted and end up doing something else. Then they will end up with a rubbish grade on their homework. Therefore, you should create a quiet area in one of the bedrooms where they can study. You can even invest in some school furniture so that it gets them in the right mindset to get on with their work. Make sure you close the door and then it will encourage them to get on so that they can finish it quickly and spend time with everyone else! If they have space in their bedroom, you could always make the study area in there. Just make sure they don’t have the TV on while they are doing their work!
Don’t pressure them to do it
The worst thing you can do if you want your little one to complete their homework is pressure them to do it. After all, your child is more likely to end up playing instead and then will end up with a bad grade. Therefore, it’s best to back off to ensure your kid does it by themselves. It’s worth mentioning the homework and the date it needs doing. Also, you could drop in how proud you will be if they do well. It might encourage your child to get on with it themselves so that they get a good grade to impress you. And it’s building up their skills for when they are older so that they are hard working and can work independently.
Keep a planner of all their scheduled homework
Your child might get behind with their homework if they have so much on. After all, it can be hard to keep on top of everything that needs doing. Therefore, to ensure your child completes their homework and achieves a high grade, you should keep a planner with all their homework. You need to write what exactly they need to do for each subject, and the date it needs to be completed by. That way, you can both keep an eye on when homework is due in. And it will never end up being a last-minute job in the morning before school! If you are ever unsure of when homework is due in, you could always ask their teacher who can tell you more about what they are meant to be doing.
Make sure they have food and drink before
It’s also important to make sure your child is properly fed if you want them to get on with their work. After all, without proper food, they are more likely to lose concentration and will get distracted. And they might end up doing a poor job on the homework. Therefore, ensure they have a healthy snack when they get in from school. And as we said before, a glass of milk would also be good as it has essential nutrients which will ensure they stay happy and healthy. Therefore, they are more likely to get on with their important homework.
And remember it might be a good idea to allow them to work on it with a friend. They can spend an hour on their homework and then can play afterward. You will be surprised how much better they will do if they work on the homework as a pair!