I’ve heard it from other parents with older children in my daughter’s school: as soon as she enters first grade, the homework load is huge! Yeah right, I thought. How much could the teacher possibly send each night? Well, as it turns out, plenty. Some days, it takes us 45 minutes to get through her workload. Mostly that’s because she gets distracted, her brothers bug her and…well, she is just six. But over time, I have learned to manage our homework routine better by keeping the siblings occupied, and most importantly, having a routine.
Here are some tips that will help you manage homework time at home: