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Do you and your kids need some homework help? Is homework hurting your relationship with your children? Do you have to nag, scream, and threaten to get them started? There is a better way, but it will take some work by you too.

Getting your kids to do their homework starts with a plan. Our Homework Magic printable works almost like magic for younger kids. Post it on your refrigerator, magnet board, or bulletin board and have your children mark the squares as they move through the steps.

  1. And for your tweens and teens, try these 5 homework help tips for older kids.
  2. Get them a planner. If they know what they have to do, then they will be more likely to do it.
  3. Give them a completion deadline to avoid late night conflict. Once you give them the deadline, don’t badger.
  4. Encourage them to use pockets of free time, like study hall at school, to get a jump on homework—especially if they have after school activities.
  5. Make sure that you don’t schedule your afternoons so heavily that there’s no time to get homework done. You might have to let some activities go.
  6. Let your child get a snack and relax for a bit after school. If they’re still stressed from the day, they’re more likely to resist doing their homework.

And here’s iMOM Director Susan Merrill’s eBook on How to Make Every School Year Count. It has lots of great ideas for helping you make this the best school year ever.

ASK YOUR CHILD...

What advice would you give kids about doing homework?

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