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A blog by Ray Rosen, Owner of Education Perspective.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Create Good, Independent Homework Habits

It is great that you want to be a resource and an active participant in your child's homework time. However, it is important that children take the initiative to work on their homework difficulties themselves. Parents need to strike the proper balance between helping create good, independent homework habits and doing too much for their child.


Do:
-Take an interest in helping your child.
-Explain homework directions and guidelines if your child is confused. Then let them continue on their own.
-Have the child return to their study area to complete their assignment.
-Be supportive and encouraging.
-Monitor their homework and review it when they are done.
-Ensure that siblings or other family members don't interrupt the student during homework time.

Don't:
-Sit with your child nightly doing homework.
-Complete homework for your child.
-Criticize or pressure the child.

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