Improving your child’s performance in school
Your child is more likely to succeed when you, your family and your child’s teachers expect them to do their very best
- Remind them how important learning is.
- Ask them what job they want to do when they get older.
- Tell them that they make you feel proud.
Work with your child’s teachers, school and other family members to agree expectations for learning, studying and behaviour
- Ask them what homework they have and ask to see it when they’ve done it.
- Agree a time when they can do the things they want to do.
Make sure that your expectations and goals are right for your child’s age and maturity
- If your child gets stuck with homework give them suggestions for problem solving.
- Talk to your child’s teachers about how much homework your child is expected to do.
Have agreed set times for playing games, watching TV and leisure
- Set a time for homework at the same time each day.
- When your child has finished their homework, agree time to play.
- Set play time as a reward.
Let your child know how you expect them to behave and set clear boundaries
- Set rules for when homework takes place, how long it will take and when you will check it.
- Ask them if there is anything they are worried or upset about.
- Set daily routines for homework, going out, bedtime and meals, so that your child will know when they have time for themselves.
- If your child doesn’t have homework, encourage them to read or give them a problem to solve so they stay in the homework routine.