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Coping with Homework!

The completion of homework is a big issue in many homes. Some children enjoy their homework and complete it without a problem. Others however, dislike homework and getting them to sit down and do it can be a real challenge for parents. So what can you do to make life easier for both yourself and your child and also make sure that the homework gets done?

The first thing you can do is to talk with your child’s teacher or other parents in the class to check what the recommended time that should be spent on homework each night is. Then try to change homework into a more positive experience.

The important thing to remember is that the homework is your child’s responsibility and not yours. While you can be in the room and help if they are really having difficulty, you cannot do your children’s homework for them. Your child has to take the responsibility for their own homework. A couple of things you can do are:


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