Published August 29, 2000
by Three Rivers Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Molly Leonhardt (Illustrator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||144|
But when parents feel it’s their responsibility to get their kids to achieve, they now need something from their children—they need them to do their homework and be a success. I believe this need puts you in a powerless position as a parent because your child doesn’t have to give you what you want. Thanks for the tips for getting kids to do homework better. My son struggles with math, and he never wants to do his homework. I really like your idea to set a timer. That way, he knows exactly how long he needs to work before he can take a break to play. We will definitely give this a try. Homework for kids: Take a Break: There's nothing wrong with taking a minute break if you feel like you need to rejuvenate yourself. Get up, stretch, make a snack, IM friends, hop in the shower, call your grandma, write a letter — do something completely unrelated to homework for kids. Once you're refreshed, you'll be ready to concentrate. Kids might need your help with their homework, so set aside some time to assist, perhaps right before or after they do what they can on their own, then as one parent washes the dishes and cleans up, the other can sit with the child to answer any questions or provide any insight or feedback that might help them finish up.
Great tips. I have three elem kids (k, 2nd, and 4th) and am a sub teacher (mostly ms/hs math) so really try to have routines for them. Sticking to these can be very difficult with sports, events, pta, hubby’s work, etc. (espec when they destroy their rooms:). Your heart starts to beat a bit faster as you prepare for the nightly battle that is about to ensue. Getting your kids to do homework is akin to getting your wisdom teeth pulled and frankly – you rather skip both. “I don’t want to do it!” your daughter screams. “That’s not how she taught us! You don’t get it.” complains your son. Have your kids give them to their friends too, with an inscription that tells the recipient why this book is special for her. “You’re teaching your child that books are a way to connect with. You can motivate your teens with encouragement which is very different from trying to get your teens to do what you want. Humor, collateral, let’s make a deal, and involvement are positive motivation tools. There is one surefire way to get your kids to keep their agreements, and it's called follow-through.
Don’t finish their homework for kids because you are desperate to get it off the evening’s to-do list. That will just mask the problem and get you dragged into a nightly conflict. Help them instead to take responsibility for their homework, while you provide guidance from the sidelines on an on-need basis. You're working with your child to help him discover the satisfaction of contribution. That's more important than having the job done quickly or perfectly. Notice that you're also bonding, which is what motivates kids to keep contributing. 5. Rather than simply giving orders, try asking your child to do the thinking. If your child focuses better lounging on a couch or the floor, “I say let them do it,” she notes. Wherever your child does homework, keep it distraction-free—no TV, video games, or loud siblings playing nearby. “It's ideal if you can set a quiet family work time, when younger kids color or do other ‘homework-like’ tasks and you do. Kids are all different, and so are their optimal learning styles and study environments, and parents can help by shaping homework settings to meet their needs. As you’re feeling your way.