Remember homework is important and your showing interest in their homework helps let them know that you think education is important.
- Know what teacher's homework policy is for the grade level. Then know what your child's homework is for each day. This can be done by using an assignment book where the child writes down each day's assignments. If necessary, be sure to talk with the teacher and see what the class homework's regular policy is. If your child is having homework difficulties talk with the teacher as early as possible.
- Be involved in the child's homework by seeing the child starts and completes assignments.
- Provide a quiet place for doing the homework. Few distractions and TV should not be in the location where the child is doing the homework.
- Help the child be organized by getting the proper necessary supplies, talking with your child about any needs they may have. You should help but don't do the assignments for them. Parents should provide guidance, show they are interested, and give help only on the problems when they need extra help.
- Be available when your child is doing homework, so if help is needed you are there for your child.
- Encourage your child to develop good study habits.
- When your child is done with the homework, take the time to look it over.
- Take the time to look at papers that are graded and returned, going over any mistakes with your child.
- If there are any problems with your child doing the homework, or having too much difficulty, talk with the teacher as soon as it arises. This way a plan can be worked out before report cards are issued. Some children need modified homework or possibly the child is not using class time appropriately. Therefore having a conference can work though these problems.