As parents, we want only the best for our kids. We dream of a good future for them, a future devoid of a career in peddling cigars for less out on the streets. As long as they’re in school, we know they’re in good hands. And while in school, there is always the inescapable reality of homework. How can we help our kids with their homework?
First off, make sure that your kid is in a good mood when you’re about to do homework with them. If your kid is tired or cranky, he is most likely unable to produce best results with his homework.
Go through his assignment notebook, or wherever it is they write down their homework for the day. If you seem to be loaded with homework, start with the subject your kid finds most difficulty in. After you’ve tackled the tough stuff, he’ll find it a piece of cake to hurdle other assignments from easier subjects.
Be patient with your kid. If he doesn’t seem to understand the topic at hand the first time, keep at it, until he does. Sometimes, he may just need a fresh plan of attack on the subject. Try to answer that math problem in another way, and you just might arrive at a solution.
More than anything, it’s your presence and support that will help motivate your child to excel.