- Set an official weekly/ twice monthly time and date to go through academics with your child â€“ write it on the fridge if you have, so you can both remember it. In this meeting you can ask what topics your child is learning, what recent grades they got in tests and what they are struggling on.
- Make sure you are signing their homework diary if necessary â€“ itâ€™s sad but many children actually forge their parentsâ€™ signature oh dear!
- Set aside a â€˜no TV, no computer and no mobile timeâ€™ every day. This of course depends how old your child is and how much of an independent learner she is. But letâ€™s face it, if you were 9 years old would you choose algebra over Xbox? Having an IT-free hour or two each day, fosters a life-long disciplined and structured approach to work.
The dreaded homework routineWritten by Chris Garnett
Chris Garnett is the Chief Executive Officer of Maple Education, responsible for operations, finance and exams. A social entrepreneur, Chris co-founded and managed an ethical fashion business from 2000 to 2009. In the 1980s Chris had her own successful office management business in Canada.