1 Encourage your child to start each homework session by looking over everything that needs to be done.
Ask, “Which parts can you do on your own?” Have your child make a priority list of the items that can be done independently and those that will require assistance.
2 Helping with homework does not have to be solely your responsibility as a parent.
You may discover that more than one family member is willing and able to lend a hand. As you decide who should help your child with homework, consider the following:
• Is there someone in the family who is a natural teacher? Maybe it is a sibling or other relative who lives nearby and is willing to help.
• Is there someone in your family who is especially knowledgeable or talented in a particular subject area?
• You can also look beyond your immediate family as well. If your child spends the after school hours with a sitter, perhaps the sitter can help.
• Kids who study with friends can help each other
3 Remember that homework should never be done for the child.