Homework is a contentious issue but it doesn’t have to dominate lives and destroy peace of mind. There are sound reasons why homework is important and practical strategies to keep it under control.
If your child hasn’t taken to secondary school like a duck to water, don’t stress too much. There will be many others in the same boat (choppy water). And keep in mind that no transition issue is unsolvable.
Homework does not have to be an ugly topic of conversation. If approached with a positive outlook, homework can actually provide an opportunity for parents to form a closer relationship with their children.
If you have considered the first 5 tips on homework, here are a few more important questions to ask. Homework does not have to continue to cause you and your family nightmares!
It’s crucial that students get on top of homework as early as possible when they hit the new secondary school. A positive and organised approach will save countless hours of frustration and many headaches down the track. Parents can do so much to help in this important area.