Happy Homework Hour

Is homework time at your house a battle between you and your child? Does your child consistently forget to bring homework home or turn it in?

This week I would like to offer some suggestions for those of you who answered yes to the questions above. In her parenting tip of the week titled Homework Rules and Consequences, Part 1 Shari Steelsmith suggests that parents utilize a consistent system of rules and consequences for children who struggle to complete daily homework. The basic rule regarding homework should be “work before play”.

In her parenting tip of the week titled Homework Rules and Consequences, Part 2 author, Shari Steelsmith, outlines “an effective consequence system for turning a bad homework habit around”. This system involves logical consequences such as not attending extracurricular activities until homework and assignments are completed and turned in regularly.

For details and more information about how to make daily homework a pleasant learning experience check out the links to the articles above brought to you by Parenting Press.

“Reprinted with permission from Parenting Press Parenting Tips Archives, copyright 2008”