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Developing Good Homework and Study Habits for Your Children

When it comes to establishing a routine and good habits for your kids while studying, it's not as easy as it might seem.

Posted on

28 November 2016

Last updated on 19 February 2018
Developing Good Homework and Study Habits for Your Children
As any adult will understand, the perils of homework and studying after school cast shadows over our educational years at school and in higher education. But as parents, we have the opportunity to help our children to establish a good routine and habits that will help them in their studying. 

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To help also, is the expert advice ofr Dr. Jessy Mouhayar, who explains in nine simple steps how you can aid your child in developing good homework and study habits that will last their entire academic career. 
  • Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework starting at a young age. Children need a consistent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.
  • Schedule ample time for homework; build this time into choices about participation in after school activities.
  • Establish a household rule that the TV and other electronic distractions stay off during homework time. Limit TV/iPad time to one to two hours per day.
  • Be available to answer questions and offer assistance, but never do a child's homework for her.
  • Take steps to help alleviate eye fatigue and neck fatigue while studying. It may be helpful to close the books for a few minutes, stretch, and take a break periodically.
  • If your child is struggling with a particular subject, speak with your child's teacher for recommendations on how you or a tutor can help your child at home or at school.
  • Some children need help organizing their homework. Checklists, timers, and parental supervision can help overcome homework problems.
  • Work with your child and their teacher to develop an appropriate way to keep track of their assignments – such as an assignment notebook.
  • Establish a good sleep routine. Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement in middle school, high school and college, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. The optimal amount of sleep for most adolescents (13-18 year of age) is in the range of 8-10 hours per night
By Dr. Jessy Mouhayar

By Dr. Jessy Mouhayar

Specialist Pediatrics and Neonatology
Bareen International Hospital