Tips to help your child complete their homework successfully

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Does your child have a hard time getting focused to tackle their homework? Does he or she procrastinate a lot before getting settled?

As a parent, it's important to get your child engaged and to make homework feel less like a chore.

Here are five tips on how to help your child with their homework:

  1. Have your child start their homework within 30 minutes of arriving home from school.
  2. Give your child a snack of protein and complex carbohydrates before getting started or to nibble on while he completes their homework.
  3. Set a timer for 45 minutes and have your child get to work on the toughest subject first.
  4. Make sure all of the supplies your child needs are within arm's reach of their study space.
  5. Limit the distractions. Keep the TV off and the noise level low so your child will not be distracted by what others are doing.

Using these 5 tips will help your child with their homework and show that you are interested in the work they do at school.