The majority of all parents agree that the last thing a child wants to do once they arrive home… is homework. No matter what age that child may be, they are naturally bound to avoid doing their assignments after school
Something you possibly hear a lot as a parent is: “I don’t have any homework.” or “I’ll do it later.” Although this may be convincing to some parents, I suggest you abstain from falling for these common lines.
After you talk them into getting their homework finished when they have time to do so, you run into another problem: How you’re going to keep them focused.
Usually the best way to achieve this goal is to make them begin their schoolwork at the dining room table, or even outside if the weather is decent.
Unfortunately, distractions are found everywhere. In places like the living room or bedroom, there is usually a television or computer available for them to divert their attention to. In the kitchen, they are willing to use food as a distraction and an excuse. If you have a big family who is constantly hectic, busy, or loud, it makes it even more important to find a good spot to do homework. This proves that in order for a child to quickly get their homework done while being able to focus on their task, they need to be settled somewhere where they can have some peace and solitude.
There are plenty of advantages to giving your child an acceptable homework space. First of all, their brains adjust to concentrating on a single assignment. Once they become focused, they are ten times less likely to get distracted; especially if they are in a still, calm environment. This fact is, actually, scientifically proven.
Also, being away from a common hectic element is good for a child’s well-being. When he/she needs a break, they can take that break in silence. Everyone’s brain needs down-time; time to rest and restore it’s energy. Even while the child is working, as long as their surroundings are quite, it is good for their minds and helps them to think harder.
Another benefit is the speed at which they complete their homework. While their attention is dedicated to their work, they are more likely to finish it before they normally would.
Last of all, a fixed work place can gradually cause a child’s grades to increase. While the child isn’t rushing through their work to get their hands on something they’ve been waiting to do all day, they are thinking through their assignment as they ponder the different answers more thoroughly or allow their imagination to expand to come up with things that they would have never thought of before.
Your child’s work environment can change their school experience. Overall, it can expand their thinking levels, improve their health, and even bring their grades up. The greatest thing about it is… you won’t have to spend a dime! All you need is a place where your child can focus and relax, and you have a whole new view on the dreaded thing that children previously called homework.