Kids Not Doing Their Homework
What do most students do when they get home? The answer to that question is very simple: get inside, get changed, check the pantry and kitchen for food and drinks, lay down somewhere and watch TV for hours on end. That answer goes for whether they have homework or not. My favorite question to follow what do you do after school is “Where is the homework time at?”. If they say they don’t have any, it usually works for me. However, most of the responses I get are related to I do it last minute at school.
How do you focus on doing it at school when you have time at home? Most people say that they have things to do. In fact, none of them have jobs or major responsibilities that trump getting their education. Most teenagers that I ask get about seven hours of sleep. They are in school for another six and a half hours. Finally, they eat snacks and dinner that consume about an hour and a half more time. That still leaves a decent 9 to 10 hours and they can’t find room for their homework? Something has to give.
Another problem is the weekends. Friday or whatever day maybe the end of the school week is the best day of the week for many students. However, they will do anything they can to play from the second they get home until they go to sleep the night before school starts again. That even means lying to their parents about not having any homework. They even do that during the week. That following week, they may just be rushing to do their homework. How do you have a minimum of 30 hours and not get any of your homework done? Following this is tips on how to stay on track with homework for kids and how to keep your children on the ball as a parent.
- Have the student dedicate at least 15 minutes to his/her homework when they have some.
- Parents, show the children what will happen when they lie to you. The discipline will show them that they need to be honest with you and themselves.
- Students, stop refusing to do your homework until the last minute because you are only cheating yourself. Copying others only hurts you in the long run because you aren’t gaining the essential skills that were to be taught.
- Students, don’t allow any other students to copy off of your hard work. You can help them, but don’t give away any answers
- Students, you can take breaks for 10 minutes on every hour, but don’t completely slack off until after the homework is done.
- Parents, remember to make sure that your child actually does their homework.