Learning is light, and ignorance is darkness; it’s never too late to learn; who owns the information, he owns the world – in general, we know a lot of wonderful sayings that, it seems, should encourage us to attend schools, institutes, refresher courses and other educational institutions. Whatever one may say, one national wisdom is not enough to motivate our endless battles with the granite of science. Especially this applies to schoolchildren, for whom the pleasure of studying is diligently prolonged by teachers, who carefully set the huge homework assignments.
How to make your homework not become a nightmare for the whole family? This is what will be discussed today. First, you need to determine the time frame for doing homework. The main thing in this business is to achieve the formation of the child’s idea of doing homework, as an inevitable ritual that takes place in a certain place and at the same time. Such a framework allows you to streamline the learning process and discipline the child. However, you can not force him to do homework right after school, he needs time to switch from school to home environment. This takes up to an hour and a half, during this time you can not arrange interrogations on the topic of past tests, or arrange a review of flights on the diary, you need to give the child to eat, relax, play games (including active ones).
The best time for lessons is from 15 to 18 hours, if it’s too late, and in the notebook, except for the words “Homework” there is still nothing, so today you just did not have time, try next time to start early. Remember that your child is not a scrap horse, and he can not work more than 40 minutes without interruption. If the execution (homework) is delayed beyond this time, it is necessary to take a break: please your beloved child, for example, with an apple or, finally, let the child go to the toilet.
Many parents believe that their help in doing homework is reduced to tireless vigils behind the back of a selflessly working child. Yes, the presence of an adult is necessary, but this presence should not resemble a sword of Damocles. The adult can praise the student for the right job, or help do what is not yet possible, while you can never complete the task entirely, you need to teach the child himself to put the right questions to move forward in his reasoning.
Some families think that writing a work for a draft is a panacea for all mistakes. In such families, the child fully performs the exercise on the draft, and then (often late in the evening) rewrites all the same things. Remember that there is nothing worse than multiple blunt rewriting. With each new rewriting, the number of errors will increase, so do not shout loudly when, having forced the child to rewrite the work due to two errors, you get from him a notebook, where there are not two errors, but, for example, five. A draft can be effective only when fundamental errors may occur, for example, in writings or in particularly difficult problems.
The Golden Rule. Never raise your voice to a child when he does not understand something. This not only does not help him to understand the material more quickly, but will also form an inferiority complex, he will feel that he is a bad son (or daughter) and does not justify your expectations. And if you still subjugate your pedagogical studies with words like: dumb, dummy, idiot, you learn the worst of all in the family, then bear in mind that soon your child will fully correspond to all these epithets.
Love children and take care!