How to motivate children do their homework

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One of the reasons why school children hate school days is because of their homeworks. As most often they come home tired for they already spent the whole day studying in school. How to motivate them and bring them on to enjoy studying is not an easy task.

My youngest son who is already on grade 7, still has mood swings - tantrums and stubbornness being an ADHD kid yet through proper motivation, attention and perseverance I can handle his different dispositions. It is difficult but having a lot of patience do wonders.

These home assignments are tasks given to students/pupils by their teachers outside of class and frequently may include researching, reading, writing or building a school project. I will share you my simple yet effective tips on how to motivate your child/children do their homework without a battle.

·         Let them rest for a while after school, encourage a short talk with them.  Listen with interest to their stories on what has transpired during the day.
·         Prepare good nutritious food; definitely they are hungry upon arriving from school. Kids on puberty and teen stage have a big appetite to eat time and again. It is important for them to have a full stomach before they proceed on doing their homework
·         Set a regular time and place for them to study to develop a habitual routine.
·         Provide them with complete school supplies such as pencils, ballpen, markers, rulers, colored papers, bond papers, crayons, watercolor, glue, etc. I always make sure I have a stock of what he might need for making his artworks and projects.
·         Additional study resources and reference materials are important too, like dictionaries, thesaurus, encyclopedias, English handbooks and the internet.
·         Guiding and tutoring them provides us an opportunity to participate in their education.  Nevertheless do not make the work for him.
·         Have his study area away from the television or turn off the radio which could divert his attention.
·         Once he is engaged and serious in doing his assignments refrain from distracting his thoughts and concentration.

Assignments or homeworks are intended to increase the knowledge and enhance  the abilities and skills of the pupils/students. Completing them successfully can help children build up wholesome habits and attitudes.


  1. These are nice tips on how to motivate children. As for my eldest, I have no problem as she is fairly motivated as of now. The only problem I have is my son. He is quite a handful at school.

  2. I was active in school thanks to my mother and father.I am so glad that I have a very supportive parents when I was younger .

  3. hi, joy. reading your post makes me envious. I should have written the same thing as i do and share ur experience on kids doing homeworks. I always prepare snacks so the kids can eat when they do arrived fr sch. I let them rest, too :)

  4. These are easy to follow tips that will really help the kids enjoy doing homework.. :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. I checked your list and I am glad that I'm doing it right. If may I add, allow the child to choose his/her study time. :)

  6. If TV is not turned on, my daughter will surely spend every afternoon writing and drawing stuff 

  7. mostly ako ang ginagawa ko sa pamangkin ko pag nagtuturo ako sa assignment nila bibigyan ko sila ng price magnatapos nila kaagad ang homework then pag tama lahat may bonus pa food.. haha 

  8. both my boys love to doodle - write, draw, color.. im glad they love school work.. nung bata ako, di yata ako ganon kasipag sa school work :)


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