Many children find schooling challenging. But, with harder subjects and demanding time, more of them are finding it more tiring. One of the reasons behind this is that they are loaded with tons of homework without knowing where to get help in all of these.
To avoid kids from getting tired of going to school, experts recommend that they get help from people around them—teachers, classmates, parents and even siblings—when it comes to their homework. This, they say, is very important for the kids because they will feel that they can lean on people during their tough times. Helping them with their home work will also show how much they are loved and supported to be better individuals.
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
Experts say that if there are two people who can greatly help kids when it comes to their homework, it would be the mother and father or the parents. This is because they are the ones who their kids trust the most when it comes to dealing with problems in school such as homework.
Although parents should be the ones who can tell if their child is having a hard time in school or not, there are also times when they themselves couldn’t not tell what they kids go through in school. If you are one of those parents who would want to help kids achieve their maximum potentials in the future, you should be starting as early as now. How? By helping them with their homework.
Here are just of the tips that parents can do to help their kids with their homework:
- Ask the child about his or her day in school. Before asking what the homework is, it is best of you ask the child how was his or her day at school. The answer of your child will determine how you will go about the homework. If the child has a bad day at school, it is best to calm him or her nerves down a little by letting the child do what she or he wants to do like watching tv, sleeping or eating. Once the child was able to do something that she or he really wants, the child will be more open to suggestions and may even be enthusiastic when you help him or her out with the homework.
- Be sensitive to the capacity of the child. Experts say that there is no such thing as an idiot child when it comes to school. It’s just that his or her intelligence may lie some field else that he or she and even the parents themselves have yet to discover. When you do help your child with homework, be sensitive to what she or he can attain. Don’t force the child do understand or do something that he or she really doesn’t know or cannot perform. Never tell the child that he or she is never good enough because the child will believe it and he or she will no longer exert effort to try harder.
- Prepare for the homework help. Just like teachers, parents should also have their own “lesson plans” at home so they could monitor the academic level that their child is in. Parents should keep themselves up to date with the homework so when the time comes they will help their child, it won’t be the same thing that has been taught by the teachers at school.