Thursday, October 29, 2015

3 Major Challenges To Reduce The Time And Stress Of Homework - What Parents Can Do?

Parents have asked us why their child's homework take 2, 3 and even 4 times longer than their peers and what they can do about it. This article defines three key issues and what parents can do about it. The key issues students often include:

1 - Attention is a major problem, both in class and when doing homework
2 - They often have one or more problems of vision-too often students have a good eye: do not work together; skip words or lines while reading; or they have difficulty copying from the board
3 - They become tense when doing homework and often lose

When students have difficulty paying attention in class, they often have to re-teach the information at home. What makes matters worse is that the students homework time should be taken 45 minutes gets stretched up to 1 ½ hours due to return to teaching, and then more than 2 hours because they cannot stay focused.

Vision problems impact their homework in several ways:
1 - They have problems copying notes from the board properly and you spend time trying to understand the task
2 - They skip words or lines when reading, the more complicated life
3 - When they do the math problems they do not often align their job properly, they lose and division signs so they make careless mistakes

Students often get tense when doing homework and battles often follow. What often happens is:
- Students are too afraid to ask questions in class and they just stuck
- Students or parents angry and then...
- An argument started which often turns into a battle royal

What we suggest is that parents:
- Stay shells by doing homework with your child
- If your child gets stressed, give them 1 or 3 minutes rest
- Hydrate them before doing homework and while doing homework
- When reading, using index cards or their fingers to keep them on the right track
- If the concern is a significant issue, consider getting a diagnosis of ADHD-if they have attention problems or learning disabilities significantly affect their academic performance, students may qualify for individual education plans and they could get accommodation for PR which may include:

  • Obtain a copy of all records provided by the teacher or other students
  • Seat by teachers to improve attentio
  • Have teachers check to make sure the student has written assignments correctly
  • Have them sign complete your task and put it where they can find
  • Early warning system, in which the teacher warned you to problems early

- If the vision is a big problem seeing an eye doctor - even if your child has 20/20 vision

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