Tips for Domestic Helpers: How to Get Children To Do Their Homework?
Parents around the world would love the magic formula to encourage kids to do their homework. At the same time, it's not as simple as waving a wand. In order to make your employer happy, here are some methods for encouraging your kids to develop and stick to a regular homework routine.
As the kid’s guardian, you need to make them feel that it is important by taking an active interest in their homework. Effective encouragement will also be about changing your own approach to homework enforcement. Don't worry, it's easy, it's just about taking a moment to work it through. There are 3 simple tips to make the process less painful for you and for the kids.
- Set-up a friendly area.
You have to make sure that the workspace is well-lit, comfortable, and free from distractions such as TV, mobile phones, or family members. If you will be needing an internet for his schoolwork, try to consider parental controls which is available through your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
- Schedule a daily study time. Make the kid decides.
Make a schedule for completing homework. Creating a routine will help children know what to expect. You may want to allow them to have a break between the time that school ends and the time they need to start their homework. For example, allow them to spend one hour doing activities of their choice after school before doing homework.
Allow the kids to have a say in creating the schedule. If they feel like their opinions have been heard and considered, they’re more likely to stick to the plan. Agree on homework-free times, such as Friday nights or one weekend day, and allow them to plan how they use this free time.
- Be the kid’s motivator. Monitor him, not control him.
Children are motivated, they just may not be motivated the way some parents like them to be. Be there for the kid. Give him encouragement, check completed homework, and as a helper, make yourself available for the questions and concerns. The child will develop confidence and a love of learning from doing it themselves.
- Be a good model
Be a good example by showing your own love of learning. You can help the kid understand that building knowledge is something to enjoy throughout life. Talk to your kids about the importance of homework, and how a good education can benefit them throughout their lives. Explain to them that as an adult, you make more money if you have more education. Ask them what careers they’d be interested in, and explain the type of education necessary for each. Encourage effort and determination, not just the grades they get.