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Schools, Choices, And Children: Picking Your Kid's School

When the time came to choose a school for my children, I was overwhelmed by all of the choices. From public school to private school, with charter schools and cyber schools as well, I had no idea where to start. I finally jumped into the research with precision focus so that I could fully understand the choices. My research was exhaustive, and there was no single source to find all of the details in one place. I created this site to build just that. I hope that the information here helps you to find the school that's right for your child.

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Schools, Choices, And Children: Picking Your Kid's School

Ways To Ensure That Your Child Has Enough Time For Homework

by Nevaeh Watkins

As your student moves up through the grades at his or her K6 school, you can expect that homework will become more of a fixture. While some teachers assign more homework than others, your child will need to develop a positive attitude toward homework and develop effective strategies for getting it done. Homework is apt to increase as your child moves on to his or her next school, so the good habits that he or she sets while attending a K6 school should remain for years to come. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child has enough time for homework each night. Here are some ways that you can achieve this goal.

Exercise Restraint With Extracurricular Activities

Some parents are eager to get their children in as many extracurricular activities as possible, and while your child may enjoy getting to experience these different opportunities, they can be time consuming. For example, some parents have their K6-level children in activities almost every night of the week — music lessons, swimming lessons, team sports, and more are all popular. This busy agenda can often reduce a child's homework time, so consider scaling back and perhaps having just one or two extracurricular activities taking place concurrently.

Schedule Homework Time

A K6 student may look for other activities to do after school, so you'll need to structure some regular homework time as part of your son or daughter's daily routine. It can be easy for a student to make the excuse that he or she didn't have time to do the day's homework, but this excuse will be difficult if you have regular "homework time" each evening. Schedule a block of time between the child's arrival home from school and dinner. The time that you schedule for homework can be flexible based on how much work the teachers assign.

Be Flexible With Chore Assignments

Many parents have their children perform daily chores around the house. There's no doubt that chores are important, but you don't want to let them get in the way of homework time. If nightly homework is the norm for your son or daughter, consider moving the chores to the weekend. This leaves the school week dedicated to your child attending classes and dealing with nightly homework, a structure that can help your child thrive in the K6 environment and be ready for future success in the grades ahead.