Steps toBetterStudy HabitsA guide to help parents develop positive study and homework habits for their children.
Your child needs to develop sound study and homework habits. Once these habits become routine practices, your child will have a better chance at becoming a successful student. HOMEWORK and STUDY STEPS Step 1: SPECIFIC TIME Plan a specific time each day that is considered homework and study time for your child. Step 2: SPECIFIC GOALS Set specific goals about what your child is to accomplish during this time. Step 3: MOST DIFFICULT FIRST Start the most difficult assignment first since this is when your child will have the most mental energy. Step 4: QUIET PLACE Find a quiet place where your child may study without being interrupted or distracted. (For instance, a cell phone is not needed during this time. Step 5: PROPER MATERIALS Make sure your child has the proper materials (paper, pencil, eraser, crayons, scissors, etc.) to accomplish each assignment. Step 6: AVAILABILITY Be available to help answer any questions your child may have. Some assignments (such as learning multiplication facts) need you to be an active participant in your child's homework assignment. Once these study steps become routine, your child should have a more positive and successful homework experience each day.