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5 Tips for Getting Homework Done

Homework doesn’t have to be a hassle!

After a long day at school, the last thing most kids feel like doing is their homework. No need to battle it out every afternoon, as these 5 tips will encourage your child to do their homework…happily!

Take a Brief Break

You want your child to get to their homework ASAP, but a half hour or so of downtime once they get home from school will give them a recharge. Once the break is over, it’s homework time.

This short refresher will help your child refocus.

Personal Workspace

Give your child their own homework “nook” to call their own, and for better concentration. It could be a desk in the corner of their bedroom, a portion of the dining room table, or a section of your home office if you have one.

Get creative with your space if you don’t have much room to work with, just be sure your child won’t be distracted or interrupted.

Snacks and Schoolwork

Provide a nutritious, mess-free, and easy-to-eat snack your child can nosh on while they do their homework. Some food will provide them with energy.

Think about grapes, pretzel mini-twists, or a fresh fruit smoothie.

Lend a Hand

Sit with your child as they go through their homework and see what they’re working on. Offer your help if needed or review their work once they’ve finished.

Knowing that you care about a job well done will be motivating.

Playtime After Priorities

Your child will want to get their homework out of the way so they can have time to play with their toys, videogames, or go outside. No rule breaking! Homework first, then the fun.

Perhaps you can coordinate with other parents as for when the kids can get together – not immediately after school, so they can do their homework.

Do you have any homework tips that have been successful in your household?

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By: Melissa A. Kay

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