Set up your child for homework success
Top 10 tips for supporting your child with homework
Check out the ideas below for ways to support students of all ages in doing homework at home.
What is the purpose of homework?
In general, there are four main reasons students will have homework:
Tips to set up your child for homework success
Most importantly, work with your child to make decisions as much as possible so that they feel a sense of ownership over their time!
How to support your child’s learning
When helping our children find success with homework, parents will likely have a time when behavior issues arise. Typically, what looks like “bad” behavior on the outside is a way that children show us they’re struggling on the inside. Look beyond the behavior and get to the real issue by remembering to…
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Have you ever noticed that bad habits seem easy to pick up, while the positive habits can seem difficult to master? Check out the tips below to help you, and everyone in your family, create positive, lasting habits!
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“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become,” James Clear, Atomic Habits.
Creating a new routine or habit can be challenging. One way to make it easier is to try habit stacking! Think of a habit that you already have established, then “stack” a new habit onto it. Our brains love to make connections, so attaching something new to something you already do will help you remember to complete the new task.
Example: Your child wants to create a habit of reading for 10 minutes in the morning before school. She is already in the habit of eating breakfast every day. She can stack reading onto eating breakfast to help her brain remember to perform the new task.
Reflect and Celebrate!
Anytime we are working to create a new habit, it is important to build in checkpoints or intentional times to stop and reflect on how things are going. Make necessary changes to your behavior. Then, celebrate what is going well and reward yourself! This process builds stamina and a desire in our brains to continue the behavior.