11 Jun 13 Effective Ways to Help Children Focus on Their Homework
Every parent feels that it is their responsibility to help kids in doing their homework and help in their studies. They often feel nervous about the same and concern about their success. Children often trouble parents at the time of doing homework which sometimes results in a war like the situation at home.
The focus is the main challenge of parents that they want their child to have. The best way to make a child do his or homework is to keep respecting their individual choices and give them motivation like benefits of doing homework.
- Never try to control your child:
The motivation of studying or doing homework is the main thing which is lacking in every child. Never force your child to do the homework, as it will only look like a spoon-feeding at the time of studies. Whatever he or she will study at that time never able to store in his or mind. Think that tips which make your child feel motivated in doing homework.
- Never scold or fight with your child to make him do the homework:
Avoid fighting with your child. It will create a sense of fear and hatred among the student for parents and school. Always try to remain focus in your aim to help your child in the best possible way of doing the homework.
- Give your child frequent breaks:
Always offer your child frequent break intervals to make him do the work that makes his or her mind refreshed. Always allow children to have a chance of changing the mode of their brain. Allow a child watching TV to doing computer to reading books or to listening music or chatting with friends as per the wish of students.
Prefer to take 5 or 10 minutes break and not prefer to sit on a desk, try to move physically and do some activities which make your mind feel refreshed like taking a walk in the fresh air.
If you will not take proper breaks work seems to be like endless and never completing. It all helps in productivity of the work.
- Set a proper deadline:
Always have deadlines of the homework apart from doing breaks. Prefer to have a proper timetable to be set for each and everything when the child comes back from the school.
- Prefer a place that is quite in nature:
If want to bring the focus in your child at the time of doing a homework, prefer a quiet place where there are fewer distractions such as study room of a child. Avoid the spots such as living room or any room which is a nearby kitchen.
- Provide everything to a child which is needed to complete homework
Make sure that before your child started to do homework he or she gets everything related to the homework like study material wants to use for doing homework or utensils. Make sure that place, where a child is sitting, should be neat and clean as tidiness is an essential part of studies. Apart from that have proper food and water as doing studies a child often feels the craving.
- Prepare a proper checklist for doing homework:
Children should have a proper school planner or list for doing homework. In the checklist mention the name of the subject and the material needed to complete the assignment. Also keep together with other assignments that you needed for consideration.
Keep a series of doing homework from easiest way of doing homework to complex one. If you find it difficulty in doing a particular subject then start doing homework of doing a subject which is your favourite. As you complete homework of one subject and it will make a child feels less burdened.
- Put all the distractions set aside at the time of doing a homework
The main distractions of the student are Facebook, Twitter, and Computer, so make the sure child not get in contact with all these things at the time of doing homework. If you want to get in touch with a computer, it should always remain focused till completing your assignment. Every child has a not a strong controlling power so parents for some time can take over the control of such distractions and allow a student to get in contact only in short breaks.
You can allow children to listen to a music doing homework as recent studies prove that it will also help a student to get concentrated related to the studies.
- Speak loud as doing homework
Prefer a student to read aloud at the time of doing homework as it is one way to remain focused on the work. If you not comfortable speaking loud then can also whisper.
- Always know when to finish the homework
A student never to sit late night for doing homework as the mind of the student is tired of all day and early morning also have to go to school or college. So prefer to wake up early for doing homework if it is really urgent or carry forward to the next day. Working overnight may affect the whole schedule of the next day.
- Careful with caffeine:
Some students while doing home prefer to have a cup of coffee so as to get a jot of concentration the regular intervals. But make sure student should not get a benefit of over habit of consuming of the coffee. Also, make a student to have a habit of taking hydrated drinks such as a juice for better functioning of the brain levels.
- If finding the homework difficult can also take the help of other:
Sometimes it is not possible for a student to do homework alone as being a complex subject. Parents should never stop his or her child to work with other students in doing homework. It helps in boosting up the morale of student along with sharing of knowledge of each other on a particular subject.
Being working with friends also help a student to have a refreshed mind always. It helps in the improvement of study skills and management of time in an effective manner.
- Offer a reward to the student after completion of homework:
It is very important for a student to get a reward as it is the most significant way of getting motivation for studying. Make children do all those things such as checking phone, chat with friends, going out for a movie and get some gifts for the students. It creates a sense of happiness among the student and also increases his or loves more for the studies.