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Support during homework

Don't see yourself in a monitoring function, but show your child that you are interested in what topics he/she is momentarily dealing with at school.

Support during homework

Particularly at the beginning, take your time to support your child with his/her homework. Don't see yourself in a monitoring function, but show your child that you are interested in what topics he/she is momentarily dealing with at school.

A good point of time is after lunch and a sufficient break. Yet, homework should continue to be done at the same time of the day (ritualistic character).

Especially primary school students are unable to concentrate very well over a longer time span. For this reason, homework should never have to be done in the evening hours or after a longer playtime in the afternoon. Only after your child has rested will he/she be willing and feel motivated to do his/her homework. Give your child enough time to do his/her homework.

Make sure he/she has a suitable work area. It should have an ergonomic seat, be sufficiently lighted and, most of all, be in a calm area where it is kept clean, so that your child is not distracted.

Let it only be exceptional that your child has to rewrite the exercise. Your child will have to learn to decide on his/her own, whether an exercise is accomplished or not. After all, at school, he/she will have to explain him-/herself before the teacher on his/her own, too. Sometimes the workload seems higher than expected. If your child appears to be overwhelmed, turn to his/her class teacher for help.