Parents + Teachers + Students = Success!

"Parents who know their children's teachers and help with the homework and teach their kids right from wrong-- these parents can make all the difference"

President Clinton
State of the Union Address

Homework Tips for Parents!

  • Set aside a daily quiet family time when each family member is engaged in quiet activities while your child does homework. Starting quiet time when children are young establishes the expectation for doing homework and gets them into the routine of studying.
  • Establish a time and place where homework is to be done. Make sure the table or desk is in a well-lighted area and that needed materials such as paper, pencils, and crayons are available.
  • Make sure your child understands all assignments. If needed, work through the first question or problem together. If your child does not understand an assignment and you are unable to help, have him or her call a friend or a homework hot line, if available, for help.
  • For elementary children, check over the completed assignments. You may need to sign and date it.
  • Each day ask whether there is any homework. Even when there isn't any, the simple act of asking conveys that you consider homework to be an important responsibility. If no specific homework is due, this is a golden opportunity to read together, write a story, take a walk, or just talk together.
  • Don't forget to praise your child for homework efforts!

Homework Tips Websites:
Discovery Education: Free Student Resources
Homework Help
The Homework Spot
Kid Zone Homework Center

We would also like to make you aware of these other awesome parent websites:
Project Apple Seed
Family Involvement in Children's Education
Family Education
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