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Just say the word "homework," and you'll notice almost everyone cringes. We have all had countless hours, at some point, struggling over getting homework done either for ourselves or our children. Then there are teachers who think they are the only class your child is taking, so they pile it on even more.
However, there is actual research which supports the benefit of homework (more on the secondary level than the elementary level) and its positive effect on academic achievement. So what about those homework blues? Well, here are a few tips for teachers, parents and students:
Remember, homework is a time to practice previously learned skills, not to teach new skills. If your child is having trouble with homework, do what you can, and have them get help the next day. Most teachers will work with them.
There's an old saying that applies to anything you want to learn - "practice makes perfect." While perfection is not always the goal, make it your child's homework habit to practice wisely. You’d be amazed what can be accomplished!