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As a former nanny, I assumed I might share a couple of tips for children who’ve a difficult time specializing in their homework. This can be helpful for children with ADD or ADHD.
Tip #1: Homework ought to be done in a place that’s comfortable but has the least amount of simulation, visually and audibly. A bedroom where toys are generally is a distraction. I suggest you pick the barest room possible where nobody is talking and where the radio, computer and television are all completely turned off. When you’ve got two children, put them in several rooms. I’ve found that children find dining rooms generally boring, and therefore are less prone to look about a lot and get as much as touch things. If you have knick-knacks around, move them.
Tip #2: Limit the time your child spends on a homework task. If the math they brought home would normally take half hour for a baby who can concentrate well, your child might need three 15 minute time periods. Use an oven or egg timer to count down the time. After 15 minutes, let your child take a short break. They’ll stretch, do jumping jacks, eat a snack or some other small respite. Don’t encourage a board game or watching T.V. This break is just meant to be a breather. So they can learn to refocus. Do not get frustrated if your child has trouble with any of the 15 minute intervals. If need be cut down to 10 minutes. It is far better to get something done in ten minutes, than for him or her get almost nothing done in forty-five minutes. It isn’t definitely worth the aggravation. To either of you.
Remember if you are getting frustrated about the homework situation you are not adding anything positive to it. If need be go to another room, count to 10 or twenty and calmly come back in and check on your child. In the event that they’re daydreaming, playing with their pencil, flipping on and off the light switch… gently remind your child to remain on task. (You may always tape the cover of your light switch shut.) If you would like, you may at another time though not a hectic one (you are running late for school), talk to your child about small rewards for staying on task. You may have a bag of marbles and every time your child focuses on their homework for quarter-hour they get to put a marble in a jar (5 marbles can equal a special game with you or quarter-hour of computer time). This means even in case your child would not stay on task for all three 15 minute time periods, they’re still rewarded for the one or two times they do. It gives them motivation and a positive outlook they will indeed focus. Don’t reinforce that they cannot focus. Most children can focus in varying degrees.
If your child is seriously struggling to get their homework done and can’t, please talk to their teacher about shortening their homework. Maybe instead of doing 30 math problems, your child can do 10. I believe in case your child is having a very difficult time specializing in their homework, there’s a robust likelihood they’re also having a difficult time focusing on their schoolwork as well. A conscientious teacher will pick up on this and want to work with you. If you don’t have a teacher who will work with you I encourage you to meet along with your principle. You are your kid’s voice.
Point to think about: I know of lawyers today who didn’t finish their homework back in grade school and junior high, who SOMEHOW managed to complete law school and pass the bar. The lesson here: Finishing grade school and junior high homework will not be the be all and end all to your child’s future. So stop making it like it’s the top of world if they can not finish it; especially if they’re trying to the better of THEIR ability.