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The Right State of Mind

Just like adults, children are what they eat. What goes into their bodies greatly influences how their brains function. Limit afternoon snacks to healthy choices with high protein and low sugar content. Allow your child to burn off excess energy by running and playing before homework time. Help her calm down for work by playing soft music, turning up the lights (she will tire less easily if she can see well), and taking a few deep breaths. To prepare her emotionally for work, talk with your child and process her day before diving in to the assignments. Finally, help her to see that there is a manageable amount of homework. Make a list of the assignments for her to check off as she completes them. A prepared, alert, relaxed mind will do the best work.

One of the greatest benefits of homework is that it teaches a child to work independently. Let her do so. However, another powerful benefit is that homework can link families and school. Be aware of your child’s work. Talk with her about the assignments and express an interest. Your involvement will not only hold her accountable, it will validate her belief that homework is valuable. The more effort she puts into the work, the more benefit she is likely to get out of it!

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