Have you considered where your child will do their homework so that they have a quiet area to work with help available and no distractions to interfere? Have you set an expectation in how long your student's nightly study routine will last? Have you thought about what you will tell your child about taking breaks during homework? Have you reflected on what your role is, as a parent, during this time?
Establishing a routine, structure, system of support and rules is key for students.
As a parent, you are the CEO of the Routine, Structure, Support and Rules Department.
ESTABLISHING A STRUCTURED STUDY ROUTINE
Step 1: Set reasonable expectations. Ask teachers to estimate how long homework should be taking a typical student on a typical evening.
Step 2: Establish a consistent & structured study block (for students this age, it should be between 1 ½ - 2 hrs/night).
The goal of establishing good work habits in the home environment should be the carryover ability to use these habits and skills in the classroom setting. You therefore must prepare the child to work under typical classroom conditions and to meet expectations similar to those of the teacher.
Step 3: Parent is encouraged to help student develop organizational and time management skills by assisting students in the planning and prioritizing of daily work.