Boy doing homework Helping with Homework

Written by a practising teacher, this article is aimed at parents of children aged up to 14.

Studies in Britain have shown that children who are supported by their families with homework are likely to perform significantly better in academic examinations at 16 years old and beyond than those who do not. If we want our children to be successful in school, family involvement is important.

How can you help?

  1. By showing an interest you are communicating the fact that school work is important and needs to be taken seriously.
  2. Encourage children to complete homework to the best of their ability.
  3. Urge children to watch less television and spend more time studying and reading.
  4. Express high expectations for children from an early age.

The Benefits

Parents who take an interest in their children's homework have a better knowledge of their education. Additionally, children who are able to complete assignments successfully are likely to develop a good working attitude.

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