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Sylvan Learning Center Helps Parents Win the Homework War

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One ofthe most commonly waged battles between parents and children is overhomework, but Sylvan Learning Center has a few tips to tackling this ongoing dilemmain positive and constructive ways.

Thefollowing tips are designed to help parents be more effective:

  • Be a homework manager. Don't do your child's homework, but provide the structure and tools needed to complete assignments successfully. Often, it's the lack of planning that makes homework seem overwhelming.
  • Know your child. Because each child is unique, with different learning styles and academic needs, it is important to personalize the learning process. Develop a work schedule and study environment based on your child's personal learning style.
  • Break long-term assignments into smaller segments. Larger projects will be less overwhelming when viewed as a series of incremental tasks.
  • Set milestones. Teach your child to display completion dates on a calendar to help stay on track and complete projects on time.
  • Celebrate success. A celebration gives your child a sense of accomplishment and pride.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help.  Sometimes with the emotional struggle that happens between students and parents, homework doesn't get done because of the battle. Ask for help from teachers, other parents, or supplemental education providers such as Sylvan Learning Center.

For more information from Kearney's Sylvan Learning Center, call 308.236.6895 or find them online at www.SylvanLearning.com.

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