Homework Checklist for Parents
Provide a quiet, well-lit space, away from distractions and with all the right study materials -- paper, pens, and pencils, books, a dictionary, a desk, etc.
Try to find a separate space for each of your children, or schedule quiet times for homework in designated spaces. Create a regular schedule, allowing for adequate study and free time.
Limit TV time, and do not allow it during homework. When possible, be available to answer questions. Try doing a problem or two together, then watch as the child tries the next one.
Avoid simply giving an answer. Instead, ask questions that let your child see the problem in smaller, sequential steps.
Review completed and graded assignments. Discuss errors to be sure your child understands the material.
Share any concerns with your child's teacher about the amount or type of homework assigned. Be sure to let the teacher know if your child is having difficulty or is unable to do most of it by him/herself.