It can be struggle to get your kids to study every day after school. But homework is a fact of life for school-aged children, and it is your responsibility to make learning at home fun and rather than a burden.
You may demand that your kids start on their homework and assignments as soon as they get home, but this can be a difficult rule to impose. School can be stressful, so let your kids relax before they tackle homework, and they'll be more attentive. Give them enough time to eat, change clothes, and get organized.
Here's how you can help your child form good study habits.
For more tips on developing good study habits in your child, check out these FN articles:
- 10 Tips for Helping Your Child Develop Good Study Habits
- New Study: Mentoring kids in their early school years turns them into achievers
- New Study: Limiting Your Toddler's TV Time Could Lead to Smarter, Healthier Kids
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Teacher Says" in May 2008; adapted for use in Female Network)