Others need to start homework while they are still in a school mode (i.e., right after school when there is still some momentum left from getting through the day).
Others need to start homework while they are still in a school mode (i.e., right after school when there is still some momentum left from getting through the day).In general, it may be best to get homework done either before dinner or as early in the evening as the child can tolerate.Some children prefer to take breaks at specific time intervals (every 15 minutes), while others do better when the breaks occur after they finish an activity.
The time may vary depending on the individual child.
Some children need a break right after school to get some exercise and have a snack.
You should review all the assignments and make sure your child understands them and has all the necessary materials.
Ask your child to estimate how long it will take to complete each assignment. If your child needs help with any assignment, then this should be determined at the beginning so that the start times can take into account parent availability.
Giving children input gives them a sense of control and ownership, making the system more likely to succeed.
We have found that children are generally realistic in setting goals and deciding on rewards and penalties when they are involved in the decision-making process.
Other children become too distracted by the things they keep in their bedroom and do better at a place removed from those distractions, like the dining room table. Others need to have parents nearby to help keep them on task and to answer questions when problems arise. Both you and your child need to discuss pros and cons of different settings to arrive at a mutually agreed upon location.
Once you and your child have identified a location, fix it up as a home office/homework center.
Incentive systems fall into two categories: simple and elaborate.
It may be a favorite television show, a chance to spend some time with a video or computer game, talking on the telephone or instant messaging, or playing a game with a parent.