Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework.
* Avoid having your child do homework with the television on or in places with other distractions, such as people coming and going.
Make sure the materials your child needs, such as paper, pencils and a dictionary, are available.
* Ask your child if special materials will be needed for some projects and get them in advance.
Help your child with time management.
* Establish a set time each day for doing homework. Don’t let your child leave homework until just before bedtime. Think about using a weekend morning or afternoon for working on big projects, especially if the project involves getting together with classmates.
Be positive about homework.
* Tell your child how important school is. The attitude you express about homework will be the attitude your child acquires.
Help your child figure out what is hard homework and what is easy.
* Have your child do the hard work first. This will mean he will be most alert when facing the biggest challenges. Easy material will seem to go fast when fatigue begins to set in.