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It’s a Wednesday afternoon and you’re just getting home from school. The neighborhood kids are getting together a kickball game at the park. You want to play, but you also have a load of math problems to do. Oh, what to do?

Your brain needs to rest a little from all those hours you just spent at school, give yourself a break and go play! Don’t get too carried away, though. Your teacher isn’t likely to take into consideration that you were the champion of the Kick Ball World Series while checking your answers.

Time management and a clear, distraction-free study space are key to getting your homework finished:

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Do your homework at the same time every evening
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For every 30 minutes you spend doing homework, take a 10-minute break (grab a snack, read the funnies, or listen to some tunes). This way your brain doesn’t get pushed into overload and you’re less likely to absolutely abhor homework time
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Create a designated study area in the house. Be sure it is quiet, well lit, not on the bed, and not in front of a TV

Homework wasn’t invented as a torture method. It is meant to help you understand new material and practice critical thinking in real world situations. As you progress through junior high and on to high school, homework becomes more and more important to your success. It’s also good to get into practice for college.

You might want to keep around some books that can guide you through the years (try How To Improve Your Study Skills by Marcia J. Coman and Kathy L. Heavers).


Check out these websites and articles for help:
Tips on studying
When you get stuck or just want to learn more!
A list of useful websites for studying and researching

Parents: Help your Child Get a Handle on Homework
No one actually likes homework, so the best thing to do is not to pretend that your child should. However, as they get older, it’s important for them to understand the importance of good homework and study skills.

How do you do this? Let them figure it out on their own. Independence is the gateway to learning.

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Allow your child to set his own homework schedule (so long as you are aware that he sticks to it). He’ll learn eventually whether or not he’s allowing himself enough time Too Much Homework
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Give them space. Homework is best worked on in a clean, quiet environment. No TV! Some background music is acceptable, as long as it’s not distracting
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Refrain from punishing him for not completing his tasks. He’ll get enough of that from his teacher. As soon as he notices his grades slipping and possibly a demand for after school study sessions, he’ll get the hint
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Be around. Make sure your child knows she can come to you if she gets stuck on a history question or math problem. Guide her in the right direction, but don’t give her the answer
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Tap into the resources. The book, 99 Ways to Get Your Kids to do Their Homework (and not hate it), by Mary Leonhardt, provides valuable guidance on handling homework woes from preschool all the way to graduation. Also, explore these useful websites:

http://homework.lifetips.com
http://school.familyeducation.com/homework/activity/34550.html
http://www.pbs.org/parents/goingtoschool/support_learner.html
 
 
 

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