Although homework time in many cases means "war" between parents and children, there is nothing better than realizing the importance of this in encouraging the child's maturity, development and personal responsibility.
It is very important to have a permanent workplace for doing homework. It is most advisable to have a desk free of distractions. Avoid music, TV and remove all objects that may distract the child.
Ideally, it is better to start preparing lessons after a break. When the child comes home from school, it is best that he eats first (lunch or afternoon tea, depending on his shift). And then let him rest, and only then proceed to homework.
It is advisable to specify a fixed start time. The estimated time needed will largely depend on the age of the child:
At the age of six to seven, the recommended homework time is about half an hour, from eight to nine years old it can be increased to one hour, from 10 to 11 it can be reached in an hour and a half, etc.
And it is better not to exceed this time, because with fatigue, performance deteriorates, and time is wasted.
Concentration of attention
Doing homework is a process that is taught and learned. And there is nothing better than achieving good results in your studies every day. Even on days when teachers don't give homework, parents can take the opportunity to improve their reading, writing or creativity skills, such as drawing or playing with plasticine.
If a child has difficulty concentrating, he may start with the tasks that seem most tiring to him and end with easier activities.
For children with low school motivation, it is best to start with the tasks they enjoy the most, then move on to the more strenuous activities and end with easy and small tasks.
Control and support
When children are small, parents should be very supportive. As they grow older, in order to cultivate personal responsibility, they only need to be controlled.
At present, it is very fashionable among parents to create groups on social networks in order to find out what is happening at school and other information. This leads to the fact that children do not develop personal responsibility and get used to having "personal secretaries" who organize their classes.
Although doing homework in many cases means "war" between parents and children, there is nothing better than realizing the importance of doing this in encouraging maturity, development and personal responsibility.