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What you can do to succeed with high school homework


Now having a homework situation apply for every teenager is important but obviously it is more important for some students than for others. It is a very rare student who does not require some homework on a regular basis. And the more advanced they become in their high school years, the more likely it is that they will need to revise and carry out homework.

But as a parent you want to be sure that you help your student or child as much as possible with their homework. There are ways you can do this. There are ways you can help your child be more successful with their high school homework. Here are some of those ways.

  • get the environment right
  • get the equipment right
  • get the timetable right
  • get your presence right

You will really and seriously help your high school student make the absolute best of their homework time if they have the right environment. Asking them to do their homework in a room with a television blaring and where other members of the household doing whatever it is they're doing, puts a real strain on your student child. If possible, find them their own quiet space with few if any distractions. Getting the right environment will go a long way to helping them become successful with their homework.

And likewise with their equipment. Most students today will have access to a computer or tablet but it is essential that as many of today's modern devices and resources are made available at home for your student to have the best of times with their homework.

And then there is the timetable for the student’s homework. It's most important that they have a set time in which homework takes place. Not only does the student know that time is set aside for them to do their homework, but everyone else in the household knows that that is student homework time. So everyone works around this timetable. Everyone fits in with their activities to enable homework to get free reign.

The role of the parent in the success of high school homework cannot be underestimated. Obviously you need to take an interest and more than a passing interest. And the more you can know about what they are doing in their homework and even help where possible, the better it will be for all concerned.

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