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03/08/2017

Useful Homework Help Tips for Parents

If you're a parent looking to stay involved in your child's homework but aren't sure how, this post can help.

Homework is Necessary

Students and parents alike are often frustrated with the amount of homework there is to complete. Although students would probably be very excited to not have homework, it actually provides them with many benefits. By taking work home and completing it outside of the classroom setting, students are able to learn outside of a normal academic environment. They are also pushed to rely on their understanding of the lessons they learned, helping them put to practice the knowledge they have acquired. Other benefits include better time management, independence, and responsibility. Even though homework is beneficial, the key is to find the right balance. Some parents may push their children to do homework and complete multiple hours of studying daily. It's best to  give your child time for extracurricular activities and free time that are also beneficial to their growth.

Why Parents Should Get Involved

As your child gets older, you may notice that their homework load is increasing. This is very normal and part of them learning to take on more responsibility and more intricate concepts. As your child grows, you may have more trouble keeping up with their lessons, but this shouldn't deter you from staying involved. Staying engaged in your child's learning will help foster a better relationship between the two of you and will also help you set a more positive association with academics. This is also a great way for you to open up communication with your child's teacher and their school.

General Homework Help Tips

  • Stay informed. Parents should know what is expected of their child when it comes to completing homework. You can speak to your child's teacher at the beginning of the school year in order to ensure your child is meeting their homework requirements.
  • Offer rewards. Providing your child with rewards when they meet important deadlines or milestones is a great way to keep them motivated and interested in learning. Set up a rewards system and avoid rewarding your child for every assignment they complete.
  • Provide guidance. The most important rule when helping your child with homework is to give them guidance and not the answers. Your child needs to learn their school lessons and practice them. By giving them the answers, you may actually impede their learning.
  • Look for signs of a struggle. All children will struggle from time to time with certain assignments. Although this is normal, it's important also to recognize when they could use additional help. If your child is taking too long to complete their homework or is falling behind in class, you may need to look for more resources to help them keep up.
If your child is showing signs of struggle, a great solution may be tutoring. The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA is happy to help your child complete their homework and stay up to date in class. Contact their learning center at (310)530-5377 to learn all about their academic programs and tutoring approach.

Tips for Dealing with Math Homework

  • Everyday practice. Look for daily situations at home where you can put your child's math skills to the test. Scenarios in which you can get your child to practice math concepts include cooking, playing boardgames, and grocery shopping. You can also ask them to read a clock for practice telling time or ask them to help measure a space while rearranging furniture.
  • Stay in contact with the teacher.  Math homework can often be the most difficult for parents, especially when dealing with higher levels of math. Instead of giving up on it, stay in contact with the teacher. Your child's teacher can point you in the direction of useful resources for you and for your child.
  • Consider math tutoring. If you don't feel comfortable with your child's math homework or if your child is seriously struggling to keep up, math tutoring may be the answer. A math tutor can help your child perform better and really understand their math lessons.

Make the Most Out Your Child's Reading Homework

  • Daily reading time. Most young children will often be asked to read daily at home. If this is part of your child's daily homework, make time to read together every night. Choose a quiet space where your child can read to you and where you can pay attention.
  • Work on phonics. If your child is quite young and just learning to read, pay special attention to their pronunciation of letters and words. If your child stops to sound out a word, have them go back and reread the whole sentence. This will help them become a more fluent reader while also helping them grasp what they're reading.
  • Reading comprehension questions. To help your child develop better reading comprehension skills, ask questions while they read. When you come to a stopping point, ask questions about what they think will happen next or ask them to describe a character. At the end of their reading time, ask them to summarize what they read.

Tutoring in Torrance CA Can Help Your Child Keep Up with Homework

Before your child has a chance to fall behind in class, enroll them in tutoring. The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA can help your child overcome their homework struggles, no matter the subject. Contact their learning center at (310)530-5377 to learn more.

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