There has been much debate over the years regarding the necessity of copious amounts of homework for kids.
Can you tell my thought on this one!
The issue of homework often comes up when working with couples who have children. The stress of homework is not only felt by the child, but also the parents. Homework can trigger many unresolved issues for the couple around communication and parenting styles.
I have heard stories of children crying, while their parents argue over how much time and the quality of the work done.
How can you help yourself and child with homework which seems to “keep on coming”?
1. I always say ask for help from the Teachers, hopefully they can begin to help children learn strategies
for doing homework on their own.
2. Try to keep the time manageable for the child, as to not feel too overwhelmed.
3. Think about the study space for your child, comfortable seat or walking area, desk and surrounding
noise. I know many children who like to walk around while they are practicing for spelling.
4. Allow children the opportunity to feel successful and engage in the conversations if possible.
5. it is key that children learn how to work on their own for independence.
6. Talk as a couple and ask what is important for the family, what are the role models that you want to
give to your children, be aware of your own “school bags”, your expectations, encourage for trying
and knowing that failure is actually part of the puzzle for success!