Tips for getting your kids to do their homework on their own

Children do their homework alone, fast and well it is a difficult task, but not impossible. A method is needed, lots of patience and constancy; but you can achieve. We give you the guidelines to do so.

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Many children costs them a lot sitting down to do their homework and once to the task, they get tired, they are distracted with a fly or take it for lost immediately, demanding the help of a parent. It is very common and often a source of family conflict, we must avoid.

Clear that many times we despair and just means doing the homework, but this is only a temporary solution, that allows them the bad moment forget the task until the next day, but in the long term, it is a very bad method.

Not that we should accompany children in their duties. On the contrary, it’s great to sit down with them, at first, to see what to do, plan it with them and motivate them. Likewise, we must be aware of them, but not physically with them.

How to make your children do their homework alone
First, it is necessary to fix a time and place of study. It is important that children establish a daily habit. It is therefore important to always do their homework in the same place-a study table with the lowest possible-distractions, same time. To know how much time should take our children do their homework, we have to talk to their tutor. For very slow to be doing homework, it can not extend throughout the afternoon, the time to play and have fun is just as important that the study for children.

Once established the place and time, we must accustom the children to ask themselves the duties. To achieve this, we must go slowly. A good method is to divide the task into smaller and go reviewing them together. That is, if the child has to make 4 additions, will be divided into two blocks of two; we will tell them to do the first two and the last time that we deem appropriate for the task, we will be back to check with him that such has done them.

If over time, has not done his homework, we will have to think he need more time, if he wants to get our attention so we can be with him or have some other problem of concentration or view, for example. This is the most complicated phase of the process. If he can not do fractional task, try to simplify it, but leaving time for doing it alone. If successful, we will reward him with something that motivates him, whether more TV time or games, endearments, special food, etc.