If you are asking the perfect question of how to do homework, then you are on the right page. Helping a child or teen do his or her homework can be fun than the other way around.
All you have to do is find the right way of doing it and motivate kids or youngsters struggling to finish the job. In the end, you will be able to do homework on their own.
The biggest challenge in doing homework is exhaustion after a long day in school. That is why it is very important to tell your kids to start early before it gets dark outside.
You can actually cut down on the total number of hours they are supposed to work on the assignment. This is due to the fact that they are making a conscious effort of doing this as they become more awake and more productive.
It is best that your child starts to work on the homework by silencing the phone and closing any social media apps like Facebook or Instagram. If he or she has more distractions to attend to, it will be more difficult to internalize the lessons at hand.
Work It Out
- The hardest one first. Your kid can get tempted to begin with the easy subjects first. But it will be ideal to focus on the hardest one first because he or she has still the most energy. After an exhaustive topic, it will be ideal to tackle on the easier one once he or she gets tired.
- Keep moving ahead. There are problems that can be hard to figure out even with time. The key here is to move ahead because it can only mess up the homework schedule when you get stuck. Asking an adult or a parent for assistance has been proven to be helpful.
- Take breaks. When a person sits for too long without relaxing or stretching, he or she can be less productive than stopping often. So, it pays to take a 15-minute break for each hour.
When the homework is done, ask your child to put it in his or her backpack. The consequence of not keeping the homework after working on it might be catastrophic.
Ask For Help
Even if the student pays attention well in class, study, and do the homework, sometimes it just seems so hard to learn. With that said, don’t be embarrassed to ask for help from the following:
- A teacher or guidance counselor
- A classmate
- A tutor
- A parent, sibling, or relative
Remember that there is nothing wrong about asking for help because nobody is that intelligent to understand everything easily.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.