What if the child does not want to do the homework?
Unwillingness to do homework is a signal that always has a reason. It can be simple fatigue, often this situation is due to the fact that the child simply did not have time to rest, and he needs to do something again. Sometimes it's enough to find the right moment and offer some kind of moving game when he can recover after classes and will be ready to do the home task. Another issue is developmental peculiarities, for example, difficulty in concentrating or restlessness. In any case, it is very important to find out the reason why the child is unwilling to do the home task. The most important rule for a parent in this situation is to find ways to negotiate with him and motivate him to study.
Is it necessary to sit with the child over the lessons or help only if there are difficulties?
All children are different and ready to do homework in different ways. There are children who are independent and quick to do their homework, and there are those who cannot master the homework without support. But even if the child is motivated and independent, leaving him without support and control in primary school is impossible. Sometimes it is necessary to offer the child to check the task, to enable himself to find the error. And of course, it is necessary to mention and praise for diligence, he must understand that this is his task and that he is responsible for completing it.
When is it better to do homework: right after school, after a walk, in the evening?
Today, often parents take children to afterschool sections and clubs. In this case, for example, after training, it is necessary to allow the child to recover, and only then to start the homework. The main thing is not to postpone it till the late evening so that the child would have time to rest and tune in to sleep. If the child is not busy on this day, then after school you can just walk. Long walks are good at any age, as they help to relax, to remove hyperactivity, to restore the nervous system. Lessons after such walks are much easier to do. There is a strict rule in this sphere - this is the daily routine. Often such a schedule can be drawn up already in September, observing your child’s capabilities and needs.
In many cases, laziness of a child means something else. For example, it can be fatigue or a desire to relax, so even those pupils who succeed at school can be “lazy” at home.
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What if a child has difficulties doing homework? Is it necessary for a parent to help the child do the home task? When is it better to do homework? Ms Olga, our school counsellor, answers all these questions.