Homework Tips for Parents



  • Make yourself aware of the school's and individual teachers' homework policies.
  • Try to be available during homework time.
  • Avoid unnecessary distractions such as phone calls, TV, stereos, etc.
  • Have school supplies (pencils, pens, paper, dictionary, ruler, maps, etc.) available.
  • Set up a specific time and place for your child to do homework and review daily class work.
  • Check to see that your child understands assignments before he or she begins.
  • DON'T do your children's homework for them! If there is a problem, work through an example with them.
  • If your child is having continued problems with homework, make an appointment to meet with the teacher(s).
  • Sign and date your children's homework.
  • Looks at your child's returned papers to check their progress and give praise for a job well done or signs of improvement.
  • Using a student academic planner is also great for your student to write their assignments and due dates in their academic Remind your child to do this and check the planner daily.
  • Provide reading materials or extra work in needed areas if no homework is given.