Getting Kids to Do Their Own Homework

by Judy Caragher
2nd — 6th grade teacher
Williams School, Auburndale, MA

Creating a homework station is a good first step to fostering independence. Here are some additional tips.

However you help your child with homework, don't lose sight of whose assignment it really is. Editing, rewriting, and changing answers may enhance the quality of the work but not the learning experience. Though your child will be happier with the higher grades, he will become a less confident learner. Keep in mind that while we all want success for our children, the ultimate goal is independence.

Read Part 1: Tips for putting homework in its place.