Slow Down! Stop Rushing Through Assignments
Whoa! Getting your child to slow down when doing homework.
What You Need to Know
Children want to finish up their homework and get on to other things, of course. But if they are speeding through their assignments with little care and attention, you need to reign them back in. Here’s how.
- Discuss expectations. Your child should know that she can’t hand in sloppy or unfinished work.
- Add revising to the list of things to do. Before she closes her books, she should read over her assignments and see if anything can be improved.
- Set a good example.
- Set a fixed time for homework and stick to it, even if she finishes early.
How You Can Help
- Show your child that it’s important to get things right. Redo a recipe that flopped the first time. Find out why a potted plant died and try again.
- If your child finishes her assignments before her study session is over, she can read, write in her diary, or do puzzles until time is up.
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