Tuesday, May 05, 2009

ESTABLISHING HOMEWORK HABITS

By Dr Bill Maier

FocusOnTheFamily_LogoSmall Kids today have more homework than ever. They definitely need some guidelines to help them get through it all.

Here are some ideas you might want to try. First, set aside a specific location for homework. A kitchen table can be distracting, especially if it is near a window. If possible, set up a desk that is private and well-lit, away from noise and activity. Make sure your children have all the books and resources they need at their fingertips.

Second, help them get organised. Get them a good file, with separate pockets and pages for each class, and teach them to track their assignments on a daily planner.

Finally, get them into a regular routine. Doing homework at the same time and place each day eliminates arguments like, “Can’t I do it after dinner?” Sometimes, the best way to solve “homework hassles” is by establishing a few good homework habits.

From TODAY, Voices – Tuesday, 05-May-2009

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