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مشاهدة النسخة كاملة : Homework in progress


moonshadow
0 19th December 2008, 04:0:02 AM
Losing a lot of energy every day getting your child to stick to that study desk? We give you some secrets for ending homework battles




When school projects start to pile up, it means stressful times, not just for your child, but also for you. Kids, anyway, have too much on their hands these days with tuitions, hobby classes and schoolwork. Adding to their tension levels are strict deadlines for various assignments. Research says that doing homework not only enhances a child's learning, but also teaches essential skills they will need to succeed in school and in life — organisation, problem solving, attention span, memory, goal-setting, responsibility, to name a few. But try telling that to a harried parent who is at his/her wit's end helping the child complete his/her homework on time!

But the scene need not be so bad. With a little patience and understanding, a homework session can be more successful for you and your child. The parenting secret here is to find out what works best for your kid and then stick to it.

Just help, don

While you are with your child helping in his/her homework, remember that your role is that of a 'helper' and not a 'doer'. Sometimes in your quest to help your kid succeed, you may get carried away and end up doing the assignment yourself! In a way, this robs the child of self-esteem. It deprives him/her of those powerful, "I did it!" moments and instead, he/she might just say, "Mom and dad did it for me."

Be generous with praise

If your child is sulking and cribbing while doing homework, it puts you in a bad mood as well. Therefore, to lighten the atmosphere, intersperse the conversation with a generous amount of praise and encouragement. Kids need to learn the importance of hard work and effort, and homework provides a great opportunity for you to reinforce his/her perseverance. Also be with your child till he/she finishes the work. The only way a child will learn to value effort is by the parent's steady emphasis on "It's not good enough just to start; you have to finish."

Observe, Don’t interfere

Don't let your own work suffer while your kid toys with his projects. Insist that the homework be his/her responsibility, not yours. Offer help only when it is really needed - say, when he/she is stuck with a math problem or can't get a sentence in an essay right. If your child is having difficulties, help him/her understand the work by making up similar problems and showing step by step how to do it. Then watch him/her try to do one on her own. This way, you can even pay attention to your own work.

Make it easy for your child

Before your child gets down to the work, section the assignment in smaller chunks. Grouping assignments is often helpful for kids who have difficulty sticking to a task, have shorter attention spans, or are overly concerned with making sure "everything's right." Then tell your child to do "one chunk at a time". You can even take a much-needed short break after completing each chunk. And if your child enjoys his work, it makes it easier for you too.

Consider getting a tutor

Ideally, this should be the last option, but if you do find homework battles taking a toll on your health and time, consider hiring a tutor. Ask your teacher or other parents for recommendations including even a high school student. The goal of homework should always be to enhance your child's learning abilities and confidence while at the same time preserving the relationship with your child.

Stick to a time table

As with everything else, homework too can be planned and scheduled in a way that it doesn't add to your stress levels. Agree upon specific times for doing homework and then stick to it. You may want to even post your agreement in a visible place and then sign it. Many kids need a break after school, while others like to delve right in while things are fresh in their mind. Find your child's best work time and consistently reinforce it. You might have to reschedule your work around your child's interest, but that's a small price to pay for order and organisation in the house.

ma2552
0 19th December 2008, 03:0:45 PM
.................Thank you...............

moonshadow
0 09th January 2009, 06:0:31 AM
ma2552

You r most welcome

My Regards

سندس 2009
0 09th January 2009, 05:0:11 PM
Thank you very much moonshadow

بدوي رومانسي
0 06th February 2009, 01:0:50 AM
كيفك يا متألقة
لو سمحتي
موضوعك ذا عن إيش يتحدث بنستفيد
مافيش ترجمه!!!!
تحياتي

moonshadow
0 14th February 2009, 03:0:42 AM
مساء الخير ...سندس

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