1. Do not stress about it AT All
The moment you shout, “I want to see your homework done!” that’s it. You just put it off for your kids.
Grownups may forget but kids will linger on to this stress.
School is where discipline is at its peak but home is where the heart is, so just let it be and take it easy give children time to relax and enjoy their own freedom.
When you start becoming the teacher instead of the parent this stiffens up the child and instead of taking responsibility for his homework and learning it as an extension of knowledge he starts to stray and the moment the pressure builds the child will lose interest.
So very gently and calmly you can say “O.k so you got homework let me see, this looks very easy why not do it right now,” if the answer is “Yes,” congratulations but if it’s a “No” or “I want to play now, I will do it later” your answer must be, “O.k you can do it later,” with a smile.
This technique is a complete no-pushing method. Children will come to the table with much more ease.
2. Let your child be the teacher
Very important and helpful. Give your child a break let him also get the feel of a grown up, in school there’s a teacher, at home there are parents, so why not give your child some freedom to enjoy adulthood.
So when its homework time do not immediately point out mistakes rather you make mistakes and ask him to correct you. Write the letters upside down and ask, “Teacher is this correct?” The pleasure he will get by correcting you will further want him to perform better and he will learn to take pride in his own work.
3. Make homework pretend play
This one works for me and Kabir the best.
Ali, Kabir and I, together we play pretend of teacher and two students. I am the teacher of course and Kabir and Ali are my students. I give them tasks which is the homework and then asses their work.
Of course Ali will make some mistakes and then in a very calm tone I will correct his mistakes and motivate him to do better. Such an act teaches a very important lesson to Kabir and that is to learn from your mistakes and try to do better.
Remember every child is different and sooner or later they will learn but as a parent its our responsibility to make learning at home easy and fun.