The home study environment can make or break homework time. Consider these ideas parents and teachers have shared with me over the years:
- Just like your parents told you when you were a kid, “Good lighting is important!”
- In most cases, the bed is a not a good place to study.
- If possible your child should have a desk or some other expanded flat area.
- Keep distracting pets and siblings away when it is time to study.
- Consider turning off all phones during study time.
- Some kids need the white noise of a fan in the background to help them be less distracted.
- Music without words playing in the background is alright as long as your child doesn’t play air guitar or act like he’s the orchestra conductor.
- It is best for your child to study in the same place every day.
- All family members should know when a child is studying and that she is not to be disturbed.
- Allow your child to participate in making reasonable decisions about the study environment so she takes “ownership” of it.
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