Solutions at Home
·Make sure homework comes home. If your child has trouble copying down homework assignments, tell his teacher. She may have ideas on how to help him remember, or may be willing to e-mail you the assignments at home.
·Have homework time. Some children need to take a break after school while others work best while still in 'school mode.' If after-school activities make a regular schedule difficult, help your child’s time management by posting a weekly calendar that lists homework start and end times each day.
·Create a homework spot. Find a place where your child can work comfortably. Some background music can help kids focus, but otherwise, keep distractions to a minimum.
·Don't let her procrastinate. Make sure your child understands the assignment and gets started. Stay nearby so you can coach him and offer support.
·Schedule breaks. Concentration takes a lot of energy for kids with ADD. A five-minute break every 20 minutes helps them recharge.
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