Is your child’s homework becoming the most challenging work day by day? Here are few simple ways in which you can turn it into the most interesting event you would both look forward to. Curious? Read on.
To get into the right way of doing things, we approached many education experts with whom we discussed the role of parents in helping the kids with their homework. We searched for answers from top sites like Java Homework to get the answers. And here is what we got to learn.
To many, the term ‘homework’ has almost replaced the term ‘headache’ that is spreading like a virus from students to parents and bouncing back from parents to their children. The role of the teachers here is much like dreaded figures, who are held responsible for ‘creating’ this ‘unpleasant necessity’.
But is this the actual purpose of giving homework? Are we harping on the right strings? If we look carefully, homework starts from the primary classes, where most part of it has to be done by the parents, as they involve a lot of scissor and gum work, which is definitely not the child’s job. Today it even involves the internet, which is again the parent’s zone for the toddlers and children below 5 or 6 yrs. So, what does it indicate? To whom is this homework targeted at? If we delve deeper, the answer points a finger at the parents. But why? So here are few lines of realization which would help the parents in helping their kids in homework.
Understand the Purpose Behind Homework
Homework is associated mainly with schools, but not that much with colleges or higher studies. At the higher level, it becomes home assignments or only assignments. The terms in themselves do not mark any difference as such, but really speaking, there is a huge difference to be observed.
The school students in junior classes are all kids, though the high school students are ‘not-so-grown-up’ teenagers.
The homework given in the junior classes demand the attention of elders wanting them to help the kids more often. The primary intention being, the involvement of the parents in their child’s education. Once the parents understand this fact, and accept the necessity of it, half the burden is brought down.
The message behind the homework is for the parents. And it says, get involved with the workload, it is a platform or rather just an excuse to spend some time with your kids. Make these moments memorable with some sincerity, some fun and some exploration. It is a ‘home’ work to be done together, to be enjoyed together and to brainstorm together. Enjoy every bit of it.
Make it a United Knowledge Hunt
If the given homework is not your cup of tea, feel fortunate to get in touch with that stream of knowledge which you wouldn’t have bothered to learn otherwise. Search for all the resources you can gather, help your child to procure them as fast as possible. Learn the things together. Become a partner of your kids in the process of learning. Make it a ‘family’ deal, hunt for the knowledge and acquire them together.
Accept You are Not an Expert Every Time
There is no shame in accepting that you don’t know certain stuff in front of your kids. On the contrary, if you say that quite often, you would actually boost up your child’s confidence in the process, and encourage them to ‘teach’ you what it is. So, at times, even if you know, surrendering would simply work as a trick, to make your child learn it with an open mind, just to help you out. Isn’t that awesome?
Take the Help of Internet
In the era of Google and Youtube, do we need to worry anymore about information and know-hows? Search and explore the internet and other learning apps, if you are not confident enough about the given assignments. Ask your kid to explore, or at times, simply do it yourself. And yes, of course, search in front of them. Let them get smarter with technology and in the process, you too.
Homework is a mock test of parenting, that gives you a parameter to check if you are on the right track. Accept the challenge together, fight it out together. In return, you gain the confidence of your children and a series of golden moments to cherish.