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Helping your child with homework: Do’s and Don’ts

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

Every parent is eager to see their kid go to school. While they are anxious about their child's performance in school, they are equally worried about their kid's contribution to studies at home. Getting your little one to do their homework can be a challenging task. Kids around 5-year-old are normally very playful and have less concentration span. 



    As a parent, you need to make sure that you support your kid in a positive manner and motivate him to complete his homework without any hassle or frustrations. Here are some quick tips to help your child with homework: 


    1. Create a homework-friendly environment

    Make sure the area where your child is writing homework is well-lit and away from distractions. Keep all stationery like pencil, eraser, ruler, and books within his reach. Also, provide a good seating to make your child comfortable while writing. This will help him learn positively.

    2. Check your child's diary notes or teacher's note every day

    It is important for a parent to be updated with the daily school timetable and activities of their kids. Keeping yourself up-to-date with everyday work of your child’s school will enable you to set a proper schedule at home and thus, prepare your child for the next day. 

    3. Help him make a proper plan/schedule 

    Make it a practice to get your child to follow a disciplined routine when it comes to doing homework or playing games. Every day, a minimum of 30 minutes for homework can be a good start. Remember to keep breaks. Let him know of the importance to balance both school work and fun play. 

    4. Periodic parent-teacher meeting 

    Make sure to understand from the teacher on the frequency of the homework, what are the expectations from teachers, what happens if the homework is not completed, in what area does your child need improvement? On the other hand, you should also let the teacher know the most difficult areas where your child is struggling. For example, English literature or math, handwriting, reading, etc. 

    5. Let your child do the work on his own

    Encourage your child to the homework himself. You can watch and guide him. Check his answers and correct him if he makes mistakes. Kids learn a lot this way. 

    6. Be a cheerleader  

    Cheer and praise your child for good work. Good words and praise is the best motivation for kids. Express your appreciation through emotions and let the little one know he did a great job.  


    1. Never do your child's homework  

    Doing the work himself will make your child practice and introspect what he learned in school. Also, it will make him independent and responsible for his work.  

    2. Do not entertain rewards  

    Motivate your child through emotions like hugs, kisses, and praises and not through rewards like candies, ice cream or pastry. Wrong motivation can misguide your child and instill unwanted expectations in him. 

    3. Do not push him to do his homework  

    Pushing a child and forcing him to do the homework will stress him out especially if it is straight after school. Let him settle down after coming back from school. Do not force him to finish his work fast or without breaks. Since the concentration span is less, your little one will lose interest in learning, if you push him constantly. Balance his timetable well at home with a good time for play and food. Remember ‘All work and no play will make Jack a dull boy!' 

    4. Do not entertain excuses  

    Young kids can come up with weird and strange excuses to avoid homework time. Watch out for them and do not entertain excuses like "I don't like this subject,' ‘I don't like this teacher,' ‘I lost the homework book,' etc. Try to divert his attention to the positive aspects and motivate him. If you observe persisting disagreements like these, meet the teacher to know the cause. 

    5. Avoid too many fun activities and distractions  

    If you get your child involved in too many outdoor activities, he will not find time for his homework! This will get you and your child into the last minute rush, which eventually results in errors, stress, anger, and frustration. 

    Grandma’s Tip: Do not criticize your child’s work or his teacher or school. Negative remarks about his work or his teacher can demotivate your child and he will soon lose interest to do any school-related work. 

    Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.



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