The most terrifying word in a studentâ€™s life is homework. Back during my childhood days when I was a kid, I was no different. In fact, I even pretended of being sick, so that I wouldnâ€™t have to do homework. My parents used to strive hard to convince me to do my work. There have even been cases when they would lure me with wonderful bribes. But years after, I wonder what is that turns children against assignments and other course work. In certain cases, parents cross the level of frustration and are seen to adopt retribution and threatening as a means of making the kids do their after school work.
Resorting to whiplash and these traditional modes of frightening or bribing will yield nothing to that childâ€™s growth. Instead, parents and teachers should come together and work hand in hand for the progress of the students. Firstly they must analyze the reasons behind, the grudge and find a feasible solution for the issue. The reasons can be any of the following:
The overhyped word
The source of the problem lies in the word â€˜homeworkâ€™ itself. The way parents and guardianâ€™s look upon it is, just like that of a whiplash. It seems as if elderly people use it to frighten the children. This very concept needs mending. Children are tender if they develop a fear of something at such an age; there are chances that they inculcate it within them. With their physical and mental development, the fear to gets amplified.
The importance is not clear
Self-study is the best form of study. The norm of giving homework was introduced, so that child could build the habit of regular studies. With the advent of time, this initiative lost its significance. So, what one must do is make the children understand its implication. When the young ones get to know that this system is built to support them not torture them, they would themselves feel drawn towards it.
Homework should be crisp
This is where the teachers are to be blamed. They tend to give some much of work, that the students feel pressurized. Yes, we do agree that diamond is made only under high pressure. But children are tender; their threshold needs to be kept in mind. Homework must be given for their benefit not to put them under stress. Such situations can also result in the retarded growth of the little pupils. So, avoid giving larger than reality sort of works.
Let us seek a way out
When it becomes to issues related to children, it is the parents who play a pivotal role. In the subsequent section, we shall deal with certain tips and tricks that the parents must pick up to bring out the best in their wards: