Ways to Support your Child’s Education at Home

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You may not help your child with homework every night, but there are plenty of ways you can support their education at home! Studies show that having strong family support can make all the difference in a student’s life and future success. Taking time to play and read with your child, being there when they need you, and checking in on how they’re doing will be incredibly helpful for them!

Here are 15 ways that you can do just that.

  1. Set up a study space for your child.

Here are some tips on setting up your child’s study space in a way that will be most effective:
– Make sure your child doesn’t have any distractions while they’re doing homework. Please turn off the TV and radio, and put away any toys that will distract them.
– Make sure you have the right tools to do their homework: make sure you have paper, pencils, pens, erasers, folders, and binders if necessary.
– If your child brings their homework home, make sure to help them organize their materials. Try to separate the papers into general categories, such as math, science, writing, and study skills.
– If your child feels like they can’t concentrate and waste time, they may be more inclined to do their homework in the privacy of their room. Please turn off the lights in the study space so they’ll have fewer distractions. 

  1. Treat your student to a treat.

Ice cream, cupcakes, or a slice of pizza all make good treats when you’re helping with homework. Studies show that offering small rewards for their hard work can boost their morale and make them work as hard as possible for that deliciously sweet treat! Be sure you know what your child likes before you give them any rewards, though! Otherwise, they may prefer the charm to the homework.

  1. Visit the library regularly.

Libraries are a great source of books for children to read. When your child’s library card is about to expire, ask the librarian if there are any books you can borrow that you may like.

  1. Visit the library regularly.

Libraries are a great source of books for children to read. When your child’s library card is about to expire, ask the librarian if there are any books you can borrow that you may like.

  1. Listen to your child when they need extra help.

Sometimes, your child will need an extra set of ears or a friendly face and shoulder to cry on when homework gets tough! Offering support when they get stuck or confused during their work can be highly beneficial to them. Try not to pressure them when doing homework and offer encouraging words when they get a complex problem, right! 

  1. Find out what the homework assignments are before your child starts working on them.

It will help you avoid any possible distractions, and it also enables you to familiarize yourself with any ongoing projects. It can help you understand their homework better and not waste time on problems they’ve already completed. 

  1. Help your child with the organization.

If your child seems to be stuck on a problem or has trouble getting started, try to help them stay organized and get their thoughts in order. Organizing their work and dividing the sections into different categories can help them better understand the project they need to complete. 

  1. Make sure you aren’t giving your child too much homework.

As this can be overwhelming for some students. If your child cannot complete their assigned work, consider asking your teacher if you could have less during a specific period.

  1. Keep track of your child’s grades!

It is one of the most important things you can do to help your student succeed. Ask your child about their grades and try to understand where they are struggling and improve on. 

  1. Talk to your child about their school work with them.

If they’re struggling with a particular subject, let them know you’re there for them and tell them you love to hear about their school work! 

  1. Don’t get frustrated if your student is not doing well in school. 

Try to find out what’s going on and offer support when you can.

  1. Try to make time for play during the day.

Playtime can help children learn and carry over the skills they learn at school into other areas of their life. Keep a variety of toys and games on hand for whenever your child has free time. 

  1. Watch cartoons with your child.

Cartoons are great fun, but they also have educational values that you can talk about with your child as well. 

  1. Enjoy your child’s artwork.

Your student will be proud of their work when they finish a drawing or painting, and you’ll be able to appreciate it even more with your knowledge of what it took for them to complete it. Ask them about their art and offer encouraging words if you can. 

  1. Trust your gut feeling if something doesn’t seem right with your child’s schoolwork

Talk to the teacher or encourage them to get help if they are struggling.

It is always essential to give your child all the support possible and encourage them to do their best in school. It can be a hugely positive force toward helping your child develop into the person they want to be in the future.

So what are your thoughts on homework and helping your child to do well in school? Any advice for parents? Do you have any tips as a parent or teacher to better support your child with their schoolwork?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

4 comments

  1. Yung wala pakong anak pero sobrang dami ko ng learnings pag naging mommy ako. I always feel like I’m ready financially na magka baby but at the same time, I feel like I wouldn’t be good enough to have one hahahaha 😀 This is a good list mamsh in supporting a child’s education at home. This needs more reads!

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  2. These are some really simple, but impactful way to help your kid. When i was in school, i kinda had to do everything myself which made me develop the habit of refusing help from other people

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  3. We set up study space inside our teens’ bedrooms and this makes them more confident and productive in doing their school works especially during lockdown periods. A fully-stocked pantry also helps! LOL.

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  4. While I do find homeschooling to be extremely challenging, I still do my best to support my child’s learning by providing him with educational yet fun materials that he can use even during playtime.

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