Updated: Nov 20, 2019
Are you finding that your child resists doing homework? Is there always a fight around homework completion? Do you have to sit down and complete the assignments with your child? If you answered 'yes,' then you are not alone. Many parents find homework completion to be negative and somewhat daunting. When completing homework, brainstorm with your child about ways to make it more exciting and enjoyable. This may mean making a game out of a worksheet, using read material as talking points for a discussion, or adding a melody or tune while reading. Take breaks throughout to prevent fatigue. We want our children to enjoy learning, so don't let homework get them down. What if the assignment that is intended to take 15-20 minutes may actually be taking an hour?! Homework should not be a negative experience, so make sure to communicate any difficulties with your child's teacher. Resistance or difficulties may also indicate an unidentified weakness or learning difficulty. If you have any concerns about your child's abilities you should speak with the school and seek a psychodiagnostic evaluation.