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Carlahan
Carlahan asks:
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How do I get my son interested in his homework?

In Topics: Motivation and achievement at school, Single parent families
> 60 days ago

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LouiseSattler
Feb 26, 2013
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

Homework comes at the end of a very busy day for most students.  Therefore, to help with homework time try to make sure that your child has had a nutritious snack, a bit of rest time and some structure (such as working without distractions, such as television, etc.)  

This  link by Dr. Lynne Kenney, the Family Coach, may also prove helpful: http://www.lynnekenney.com/back-to-school-printables-and-postables/

Students often don't understand the purpose of homework, so try and relate their assignments to real life experiences, such as math helps with possibly being a future entrepreneur!

You don't say the age of your child, but regardless if homework is difficult, upsetting or not correct, please consult with the teacher(s).

Good luck!

Louise Sattler


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JamielaIsmail
JamielaIsmail , Teacher writes:
You did not give the age of the child.  homework should be done at the same time everyday and all must be relaxed.  you can make it fun:
- maths - buy sweeties and he can eat them afterwards.
- reading - use this website's colouring in / creative worksheets as a reward when he completes his work.  play games such as i spy with my little eye, action songs for learning rhymes, let the child be the teacher to help him build confidence.
- reward the effort put in - special time together, a treat - ice cream etc.
hope this helps.
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