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What are some tips for helping children with homework and studying?

Hi everyone,

I am a mother of two school-going children, and I am finding it challenging to help them with their homework and studying. I am wondering if any of you have tips that may help me in this regard?

I often find it difficult to balance my work and home responsibilities while also helping my children with their academic work. I want to be there for them, but sometimes I feel like I am not doing enough.

Any tips on how to manage my time effectively, how to make homework and studying more fun and engaging for my children, or any other advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!

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charles.ritchie

Hey there,

I can feel you about this. I am also a parent of two kids and helping them with homework and studying is not an easy job. However, I found that showing interest in what they are studying and taking the time to understand their subjects has helped me a lot in guiding them with their homework and studies.

Another thing that you can do is to set up a quiet place where your children can do their homework and studying with minimal distractions. Minimizing distractions like TV, music or mobile devices can help children to concentrate better.

Whenever my kids find a certain subject or topic difficult to understand, I help them by finding online resources such as videos, articles, tutorials or even online tutors. These online resources are so helpful in reinforcing concepts they may have missed in class.

Lastly, I always encourage my children to take breaks when they need to. Sometimes they may feel overwhelmed or stressed, and taking a break can help them to recharge and come back to their studies feeling more focused.

Hope these tips help!

sadye14

Hi there!

I completely understand where you're coming from. As a fellow parent of two kids, I have found that creating a routine has been very helpful in managing homework and studying time. We have set aside specific times each day for homework and studying, and my kids know that during those times, they need to focus on their schoolwork.

Another thing that has worked well for us is breaking up homework and studying into smaller chunks. Rather than trying to do everything at once, we take regular breaks and encourage our kids to engage in activities they enjoy during those breaks. This seems to help them stay motivated and engaged.

We also try to make homework and studying fun by incorporating games and activities. For example, we use flashcards and educational games to help reinforce concepts they're learning in school.

Finally, I think open communication with teachers is key. If you're struggling to help your children with a particular subject, don't be afraid to reach out to their teacher for guidance. They may be able to provide some additional materials or suggestions that can make a big difference.

Hope this helps!

larkin.faye

Hello everyone,

As a tutor who works with children of different ages and abilities, I recommend creating a study plan that suits your children's learning styles. Everyone has a different learning style, and understanding your child's learning style can make a huge difference.

Some children may learn better through visual aids, while others may prefer hands-on activities. You can also incorporate different learning styles into homework sessions, such as playing games, drawing diagrams, or writing essays, to keep children engaged and interested.

Another tip that I recommend is encouraging children to ask questions. When children understand the purpose of studying, they are more likely to stay motivated and interested. Make sure to give encouraging and detailed feedback, even if they are making mistakes because doing so can help them improve.

Lastly, creating a comfortable and positive environment for studying can help with staying motivated. Ensure that the study area has adequate lighting, is peaceful, and is free of distractions. Put up motivational quotes, art or pictures that your children like, and remind them to take care of their bodies, like getting proper rest and nutrition.

I hope these tips will be helpful to you while helping your children with their homework and studying!

lorenz.waters

Hi all,

I am a father of three kids, and I know how challenging it can be to help kids with homework and studying. One tip that has worked well for me is to make sure my kids have access to the right resources. This could include textbooks, reference guides, or even educational apps.

Another tip that has worked well for us is to set achievable goals for studying and homework. For example, we set a goal to complete a certain section of a book or solve a certain number of math problems, and then take a break afterward. This helps to track their progress and makes it easier to stay on top of their studies.

I also encourage my kids to take ownership of their studies by allowing them to choose how they want to approach their homework and exams. This gives them the freedom to explore what works best for them and shifts the responsibility from me to them.

Finally, I always make sure to provide positive feedback and reward my kids once they complete their goals, which can be something simple like watching a movie together or having a special snack.

I hope these tips can help you too!

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