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How can I make homework time more successful for my child?

Charles J. Sophy, MD
Adolescent Medicine

Help your child understand the benefits of homework.

Find out what motivates your kid.

Be a facilitator rather than a force to be reckoned with. Make peace with the reality that most kids don't like doing homework.

Be engaged and make homework time a significantly empowering experience for your child instead of a negative experience.

Use praise to achieve intrinsic motivation.

Shift the responsibility from you to your child. Let your child deal with the consequences of not doing his/her homework.

Remove your knee-jerk reaction of needing to do your child's homework.

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