At times, it gets really difficult for a parent to manage home, office and a child’s homework. We often feel guilty of not helping our kids with adequate time and energy. Life is definitely a struggle and homework is undoubtedly a battle. As a parent we often wonder why are homework been given during vacation. It becomes a dilemma of vacationing in a beach or to stay back at home and finishing the homework. Due to these reasons some parental tips are being mentioned below:
Some parental tips to manage finance homework skillfully:
Instead of feeling guilty try to do these steps:
- Find a calm and quiet place for your child to study:
It is your ardent duty to find the calm and quiet place for your child, away from all kinds of distractions. If there is a TV in that room, remove it.
- Keep all the necessary supplies beside his table:
Consider keeping all the necessary supplies like pen, pencils, erasers, chart papers, scissors, glue, ruler, markers in his room. It will help your child to stay in that room than wandering here and there in search of his necessary items.
- Make a routine for your child’s homework:
Take it as a duty to make his homework routine and hang it in front of his table. As a parent you know best, that which time is suitable for him to concentrate. There are some kids who are unable to concentrate after dinner, and there are kids who prefer to work at night when the entire environment is peaceful. Form the routine in that way, while keeping some short breaks in between.
- Sit with your kids and discuss about his problems in school:
As a parent, you must sit down for at least few minutes every day with your kid and discuss about all his problems. Sometimes the child may feel helpless, and you can only act as his savior. Be patient and listen to him and give suggestions when needed.
- Keep an eye on the fact that the child is doing his homework:
Be wise enough to keep an eye on their homework. As a parent you must peep sometimes to check whether the child is doing his work or not.
- Try to act as a monitor as well as a monitor:
You should ask the child about his homework assignments, tests and about the quizzes on a regular basis. Always encourage him with his work and be supportive in lending your hand.
- Reward your child:
If your child is able to follow the given routine accurately and is able to finish his work in appropriate time, then you must reward him. It shouldn’t be a huge gift, but a small candy or a decorative pencil etc. in this way, you can show your appreciation and the child will consider it as an encouragement to work better again.
- Try to set a good example:
Children are likely to follow their parent habit from their tender age. If they see you as an avid reader or as an artist, they would try to imitate that in future. As a result try to set a good example of yours in front of them.
- Try to get involved with their homework when, the child faces problem:
It is again your first and foremost duty to see that your child is not facing any sort of problems. If he is facing so, please go and help him. If you fail to help him, then consider some outside help for him like a tutor or an online tutor. For instance if you face problem with a particular subject like Economics you can easily learn some great tactics while doing Economics homework.
- Make a plan with him:
Being a parent, sit down and chalk out a plan for your child. Help him to plan which homework to be done prior to others. For instance: if your child is good in math and faces problem with English, then let him finish his English homework first.
- Meet the teachers in his school:
Once in a while you must visit the child’s school and talk to the teachers. In this way, you can get an idea about what the teachers are expecting for homework.
- Keep away stress of your child:
As a parent you know, how stress acts as a hurdle in our day to day work. Try to keep your child happy and stress free. As soon as a child feels stressed, tell him to take a break, or to watch his favorite cartoon movie for a while. Make sure this break doesn’t continue for long.
- Enjoy the weekend:
Make it a point of enjoying the weekend with him. Tell him, if all the homework is done then we can go to the theatre, or can visit a water park. All this will add extra dose of encouragement to your kid. You must keep your promise. If you fail to keep your promise consecutively, then the child may lose all interest.
Successful kids in school often consider their parents immense support as a boon behind their triumph. As a parent you can build the backbone of your kid prosperous career. Find some quality time and devote it towards your child’s career. As the precious time once is gone is gone forever. In order to boost up your child with positive energy tell him
- To work hard
- Think many a times
- Have enough patience
- Build their own self confidence