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Homework Help. Supporting Your Learner. Going to School

Dont hover but stay close by. Keep in mind that its their homework, not yours, but remain available in case you are needed. The ideal set up would be for a parent to be reading nearby while the child is studying because then you both are doing your educational work together, but thats not always possible, says Michael Thompson, Ph.

Ed. However, approaches to homework vary from district to district, school to school and teacher to teacher. Some schools dont give children homework until the 2nd grade, others start in kindergarten.

And remember that all homework is not equal, so not everything will need your rapt attention. Limit media exposure. Turn off the TV and the iPod when your child does homework.

January 8, 2013, at Home, if youre a parent of a school-aged child, youve probably asked yourself this question. Naturally, you want your child to do well in school. But at what point is your involvement helpful, and when can it be harmful?

Ed. The sound environment is also important, adds Michael Thompson, Ph. D. Some kids may want to listen to music, some are helped by being in the middle of noise, others need absolute quiet. And the computer too, unless its being used for research. You might start by asking how much time he thinks he should spend on this, and negotiate from there. Remember, you have the final word. Some children will work best by doing homework right after school; others need a longer break and must run around before tackling the work. Most will need a snack. If your child does after-school activities, set a homework time before or after the activity, or after dinner.