A do’s-and-dont’s guide for parents.
The internet is an amazing resource. Homework sites such as yahooligans.com and factmonster.com offer reliable information for all grades. But make sure your kids know that cutting and pasting from the net is plagarism.
Here’s what the US National Education Association and other experts suggests for different age groups:
Grades Three Through Six
Middle School & High School
Some kids are particularly reluctant to do homework. This may signal a more serious issue, perhaps even a learning problem. Yelling or punishing rarely does any good. Instead, set up a conference with your child’s teacher and together, come up with an action plan.
Kids need to get into a homework bubble. When you provide a quiet, uncluttered place for them to study, it sends a powerful message that homework is valued.
Some kids need a break after school, while others prefer to power through homework. Help your child figure out what works best for him, then stick to a consistent schedule.
Most kids are taught to highlight important passages in the assigned reading. But making small notes in the margin can be a better strategy.