Getting a kid to do the homework seems like a hard task for most of the parents. The kids who were first interested in studying are also observed to lose their enthusiasm as the years pass by and then begin the daily battle of getting the homework task done.
And at the end of the long tiring day, all that we wish to do is, get the dinner done and get started with the nighttime routine. Micromanaging the tasks in hands and continuously nagging at kids does not help either. It only makes things worse.
Hence, we have come up with some excellent tips and strategies; that will undoubtedly help you to get your kid to do the homework.
Set the time
Every child is different; there are some children who require more time to wind up and relax while there are some other kids, who don’t mind getting the right to doing homework after coming back from school.
Whatever groups your child fits in, make sure you let them know the time frame in which you expect them to finish up their homework. So the latest he or she can get down to doing homework is around 5 p.m.
In this way, your child will feel that he or she is having some control over his schedule and thus will cooperate with you.
Call a study buddy
From kindergarten days, have a list of three kids who study in the same classes as your child. They are the group of kids whom your child can call a study buddy and thus call when they need any help with completing the assignments or discuss anything related to the study.
Solve the problem together
Some of the kids tend to get intimidated if they don’t get things right the first time. In this case, you need to sit down with your kid and talk things over to see where the problem lies and assure him or her that you both will work together to overcome that problem.
Another way to help your kid in this situation is to let them show you the similar things they did well and assure them they can work well on the assignment and homework that is given to them that day too. A few words of appreciation will do wonders in this case.
Change the place
Yes, indeed, having a dedicated place for your kid to do his homework helps them to come to study mode right away. However, there are times when your kid may not feel motivated enough to get the work done. In such a case, allow them to sit alone somewhere, for instance, on the dining table or your work desk where you sit and work.
This change of the scene, will freshen their minds and motivate them to get the homework done.
Keep the positivity coming in
The kids look forward to instant feedback, especially from their parents, so be gentle while you correct their mistakes. And after the errors are corrected, emphasize the good things they have done in the school.
In this way, they realize that although their mistakes are being corrected, their good work is also taken note of by their parents. This small thing encourages them to perform well in the first go.
We hope you find the above-mentioned ways effective. So try these ways with your kids and let us know what works best for you, because as parents, only you know what is best for your child and what works for your child.