How Homework Can Bring Parents And Their Kids Closer
For aeons homework has been debated on by parents. On what kind of work should be given, how it should be done, when it should be done, how much should be done, etc. Most parents don’t realise that homework is an essential part of a child’s learning.
Try and look at the situation more positively, it’s important that parents understand the importance of homework and the benefits they carry for your child’s learning and development. By changing your view point on homework and supporting your children through their homework, you will certainly be able to improve and inculcate qualities like responsibility and independent thinking in your child and could overall improve you relationship with them.
Homework can also have a positive effect on your relationship with your child. In understanding the importance of homework and helping your child through the learning process you could help him/her build up self-confidence and independence along with the affinity to talk, interact and trust you more with what’s going on inside them and their lives and be more understanding of what’s going on in yours.
By getting involved in their homework and education, you will not only notice that your child is beginning to do better at school, but also realise that it has bridged the communication gap between you two and they’re beginning to do better even in their personal lives.
It would happen gradually and by itself and you wouldn’t really need to force them to talk to you or confide in you.
Schools are an important part of children’s social and academic lives. As you sit to help with their work, you can find out what’s going on with their school lives. Find out if they’re comfortable with their teachers, their classmates, the subjects they’ve chosen and if any of them are difficult, etc.
Showing regular interest in their work and interacting with them, will make you more approachable for your children and they will gradually open up to you by themselves and discuss their problems and issues, if any naturally.
It is important to improve communication between parents and kids to have a healthy and honest interaction with them on an everyday basis and also strengthen your family ties.