But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are some tips that you can help your child incorporate into his or her homework routine that can really make a difference:

  • Make a to-do list (create a detailed timeline with deadlines included)
  • Break down each task into smaller steps
  • Tell people about the tasks you want to complete – if shared, you’ll tend to hold yourself more accountable
  • Consider changing things up by studying in different places (library, school, desk at home, outside on your patio, etc.)
  • Reward yourself when you complete a task
  • Decide on a consequence for yourself if you do not complete your tasks
  • Eliminate all distractions – turn off the TV, put down your cell phone
  • Get organized
  • Finish one task before starting another
  • Visualize your success and how great it will feel to complete your homework or project!

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