Expert Post: Tips for Helping Your Kids with Homework and Study Habits

Developing good homework and study habits is hard. Many parents claim it to be the most laborious task because these habits don’t come quickly or fall naturally. Many kids need to be trained how to grow these habits over time. And, sometimes, that can be difficult when you are not confident how little (or how much) to take charge of or be mixed up with their homework.


Creating powerful study plans can lessen your child’s anxiety about the school and grow his grades too. We’ll talk about some ideas to do this. But before we begin, it is necessary to know that assisting with homework doesn’t always indicate spending many hours hunched across a table. Parents can give their support by showing study and management skills, solving a complicated math equation, or just encouraging kids to take a rest. And surprisingly, we parents might even learn a couple of good things through this process!




Should Parents Take Active Participation in Child’s Homework?


Many parents ask me this question. And I merely give a straightforward answer to it.

Yes, your help is essential – if it is probably productive to do so. For example, checking a tricky math equation, working on pronunciation skills, etc.

No, your help is not required – if it is something that kids can naturally manage themselves and discover new skills from the process.

One more thing, support must always be given smoothly and willingly. Grudging guidance is often worse than no guidance at all!


7 Golden Tips to Get Started




Tip #1: Turn off the music, TV set, or any other distracting object:

Based on the place of the distracting object, make a family rule that there won’t be TV or music running in the background during study hours. These electronic equipment attract kids just like honey to bees.


Tip #2: Keep regularity:

Regularity is a crucial determinant of the academic achievements. Try to order household activities correctly so that dinner is served at a regular time, and as soon as eating meals and family discussions are completed, your kid can go back to crack the school works. If a kid doesn’t have additional commitments, then some homework can be completed before dinner.


Tip #3: Set up a neat study room:

Setting up a tidy, homework-friendly room is as important as keeping utensils in the kitchen. Ensure that your child has a well-lit place to complete the study, homework, and other school activities. Fill this room with necessary supplies — scissors, pencils, pen, scale, notebooks, etc. — and these items must be within reach.


Tip #4: Help them create a study plan:

When there’s a tremendous amount of homework or during frenetic exam nights, assist your kid in splitting up the task into manageable chunks. If necessary, create a study plan for the night— and if possible, take a break of around 10-minutes every hour.


Tip #5: Become the best adviser:

You need to be an exceptional motivator when it comes to helping your kid. Ask about the homework, exams, and questionnaires. Provide support, review the completed homework and make corrections, and most importantly, make yourself ready for the doubts, inquiries, and concerns your child may have.


Tip #6: Become a role model:

Setting a good example in front of kids can create some excellent, long-lasting results. Does your child ever notice you carefully balancing the monthly budget, working hard in the kitchen, or reading a newspaper? Youngsters are more inclined to grasp and follow their mother’s actions.


Tip #7: Acknowledge their efforts:

Our kids want us to recognize their hard work. Thus, do not forget to highlight their skills and academic achievements in front of friends, neighbors, and relatives. It will boost the confidence level of your child.


That’s it! If there are still any doubts regarding the homework and study habits, get professional advice! Speak about it with other parents, school teacher, or private tutor. Remember, studying and homework can be a source of tension for both the children and parents. Having some excellent study habits and plans in place can decrease that stress.


Author Bio:

Today’s guest post is submitted by James and the team at Singapore Tuition. They aim to decrease the difficulties that arise when finding a private tutor for children. They also provide necessary tips and support to motivate kids and their parents.



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