How involved should I be with my child’s homework? Whether you like it or not, you will have to play a role in helping your children manage their homework. However, the sooner you put them on the path to handling homework by themselves, the happier you both will be. Check to see if you are doing what is necessary to make your children responsible for their homework.
Here’s a checklist: • Teach your young child how to use an assignment pad to write down each day’s homework assignment. • Start homework at the same time every day. • Emphasize reading and rereading directions before starting each assignment. • Show your child how to handle difficult assignments by studying similar work in textbooks and worksheets. • Provide help only when requested. Your child should try to do the work on his own first. • Consider drawing up a homework contract with your child.
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