Eight Suggestions from Clove Mother: How to Teach Children to Do Homework?

When it comes to children’s homework, some parents accompany their children all the way, while others take the attitude of herding sheep.

In fact, caring about children’s homework is not to accompany them to do homework together, but to guide them in useful learning methods and time arrangement skills, to help them solve difficult problems together, and to remind them to pay attention to the combination of work and rest.

Next, Clove Mother will give some suggestions to parents.

1. Understand the teacher’s teaching requirements

Attend the children’s parents’ meeting and meet the children’s teachers-keep in touch with the school in this way, understand the homework requirements from the teachers and ask how to coach the children.

2. A suitable environment for homework

Make sure that there is good lighting in the place where children do their homework to protect their eyesight. Make sure that books, pencils, glue, scissors and other tools related to homework are within easy reach, and don’t let children run around looking for these things while doing homework, which will affect their concentration.

3. Formulate regular learning time

Some children like to do their homework after school in the afternoon, while others prefer to do it after dinner-this is all right, but it is necessary to ensure that there is a fixed study time every day, which is conducive to perseverance.

4. Make a homework completion plan

When children have more homework or have difficulties, parents can encourage their children to finish it in sections and have a proper rest in the middle.

If necessary, make a study schedule and rest for 15 minutes every hour of study-this combination of work and rest can enable the brain to handle learning tasks in a more reasonable and effective way.

STEP 5 Keep your child focused

The environment in which children do their homework should not be disturbed by TV, music or telephone noise. However, if children want to discuss homework problems with their classmates, they can communicate by telephone.

6. Ensure that children finish their homework independently.

Children can master knowledge only when they think for themselves, and can remember lessons only when they make mistakes.

Parents can give them advice or explain the direction of problem solving, but only letting the child finish his homework is the correct way of education. Even if he fails to finish and will be punished the next day, he should also bear it himself.

7. Be an Incentive and Supervisor

We should be diligent in caring about the completion of children’s homework. We should carefully and completely check the quality of their homework and do a good job of supervision. At the same time, we should often give children encouragement so that they do not flinch because of difficult problems or poor results. We should actively solve children’s problems and perplexities and do a good job of encouragement.

8. Lead by example

Do you often work hard, read books, watch TV plays and play cards in children’s eyes? In fact, role models are more powerful than preaching. Parents are the closest role models for their children, and their good actions may affect their children more easily than verbal suggestions.

Finally, besides homework, let’s have more interactive communication with children. Drawing together, doing manual work, washing vegetables and so on are all good ways.

Responsible Editor: Ji Lingyan