Every new school year presents new challenges.  One of the biggest and most dreaded is homework.  Homework doesn’t have to be a fight.  Here are some tips to help get you and your child off to a happy homework place this year.

  • Establish a distraction free zone to do homework.
  • Choose and stick to an approximate start time.
  • Have proper materials and let your child choose them.
  • Use a teacher involved daily assignment sheet.
  • Stay calm and be specific when you are telling your child to start homework.
  • Praise your child’s efforts before correcting mistakes.
  • Take a break if things get heated.
  • Set up a plan to reinforce homework if it is difficult, your child can earn small rewards or privleges for doing it calmly and praise.