Initiating Homework

 Some ideas on how to jump-start kids to do their homework.

Initiating Homework

When it comes to all the things that kids have to learn at school, well, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day, which might be one of the reasons why they get homework.  But getting kids to do their homework isn’t always easy. Adam Cox, author of No Mind Left Behind offers this suggestion on how to jump-start children to do their homework. “Kids with initiation problems are not able to see the entry point for a task. They don’t know what the first three things they should do, for example. One of the things that really helps kids with initiation problems is a lot of structure and routine and doing things in the same way.  So that if a child has a routine for doing their homework when they come home after school and they do it in the same time frame and there are the same steps for everything from when they have their snack to when they sit down at the kitchen table, to taking out their materials, to the time that work is gong to be finished, there’s going to be a much better chance of follow through.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Adam Cox, author of No Mind Left Behind

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