10 Homework Tips To Help Shanghai Parents

Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows kids that what they do is important. 


Of course, helping with homework shouldn’t mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging kids to take a break. And who knows? Parents might even learn a thing or two!


Here are some tips to guide the way:



Know the teachers

Know the teachers — and what they’re looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child’s teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved.

去了解老师,以及了解他们正在寻找什么? 去参加学校的活动,比如家长会,去与你的孩子的老师见面。去询问他们家庭作业的方式,以及您之后该如何参与进去。


Provide a Safe Learning Environment

Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.

设置一个适合家庭作业的区域。一定要确保孩子们有一个光线充足的地方来完成家庭作业。记得将耗材 (如纸张、铅笔、胶水、剪刀 等) 放在孩子们触手可及的地方。


 Stick to the Schedule

Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.



Let them help to make the plan

Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there’s an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.

帮助他们制定计划。在繁重的家庭作业之后,或者当有一个特别繁重的任务要处理时,鼓励你的孩子把工作分解成可管理的部分。如果有必要,创建夜晚学习计划,并尽可能每小时休息 个15 分钟。


No Procrastinating

Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)



Don’t do their Homework!!!!Make sure kids do their own work. They won’t learn if they don’t think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it’s a kid’s job to do the learning.


Use Positive Discipline

Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.



Set a Positive Example to Learning

Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents’ examples than their advice.

家长要树立成一个好榜样! 你的孩子是否见过你正在努力平衡预算或者在认真读书?其实孩子更可能跟随父母真实的样子,而不是所建议的。


Display their Excellence

Praise their work and efforts. Post an aced test or art project on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.



Discuss your Concerns

If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with your child’s teacher. Some kids have trouble seeing the board and may need glasses; others might need an evaluation for a learning problem or attention disorder.