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How to encourage your child to do their homework

Parent helping child with their homework

Getting your child to do their homework can be a challenging task, but there are a few strategies that you can use to help motivate them:

1. Set up a designated homework time and place

Set up a consistent homework routine by designating a specific time and place for homework. This will help your child understand that homework is a regular part of their daily routine and they will be more likely to complete it.

2. Provide incentives

Provide your child with incentives for completing their homework, such as extra screen time, a favourite treat or activity, or even a small allowance. This can help to motivate them to complete their work.

3. Break up assignments into manageable chunks

If your child is struggling with a large assignment, help them break it up into smaller, more manageable chunks. This can help them feel less overwhelmed and make it easier for them to get started.

4. Be available to offer support

Offer your child support and guidance as they complete their homework. Be available to answer questions or help them work through difficult concepts.

5. Celebrate success

Celebrate your child's success when they complete their homework. This can be as simple as offering a word of praise or a high-five, or you could even plan a special outing or treat for when they complete a particularly challenging assignment.

Remember, every child is different, and what works for one child may not work for another. Be patient and persistent, and continue to experiment with different strategies until you find what works best for your child.

Does your child need extra motivation with their learning? Contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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