Overcoming Homework Stress

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 10:21 am | Updated: 10:31 am, Tue Sep 3, 2013.

The kids are back at school, which means they’ll be coming home with work to do, too.

Homework stresses lots of kids, but it doesn’t have to be such an emotional burden each night.

The first step to overcoming homework stress is to have a plan.

It’s OK to give your kids a chance to unwind after school, give them a half-hour to get a snack and relax, but then start the homework right away.

You can also schedule a certain hour of the day as the homework hour or set a goal like “Homework will be done before dinner.” This allows for the expectations to be clear, and when it comes to really big homework assignments mom and dad can offer some advice.

Let your kids know that you are there to help without doing the work for them. typically, getting them organized and on the right track will alleviate homework stress significantly.

YOUR Health and Wellness News


More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

Featured Health Care Providers Sponsored directory

INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGIST

Gerald Grubbs, MD

View Profile >

SPORTS MEDICINE

John T. Moor, MD

View Profile >

GERIATRICS

Dr. Sarah Kagan, PhD, RN, FAAN

View Profile >

CARDIOLOGY - FONG

Jonathan Fong, MD

View Profile >

PROSTATE CANCER

Michael J. Dattoli, MD

View Profile >

PRIMARY CARE

Jack E. Baron, MD

View Profile >

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.