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From the Behavioral Health Ministry

Suggestions on How Parents Can Develop Good Homework & Study Habits

Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework starting at a young age. Children need a consistent work space that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.

Schedule ample time for homework; build this time into choices about participation in after school activities. 

Establish a household rule that TV and other electronic distractions stay off during homework time. 

Be available to answer questions and offer assistance.

If your child is having difficulty focusing on or completing homework, discuss this with your child’s teacher, school counselor, or health care provider. 

Some children need help organizing their homework. Checklists, timers, and parental supervision can help overcome homework problems.

Some children may need help remembering their assignments. Work with your child and his or her teacher to develop an appropriate way to keep track of his or her assignments—such as an assignment notebook. 

Establish a good sleep routine.