Benefits of habit “Help your children with homework”

✓ Improves children’s grades
✓ Increases time spent with children
✓ Reduces stress over homework not complete
✓ Keeps you up to date with children’s schooling

First step:

Once a week


1. This week, help your children with homework 1 evening.
2. Next week, help them 2 evenings in a row.
3. Keep increasing until you help your children with homework every day.
4. You may also add preparation for tests as a separate helping session.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Set a time for homework and always keep it the same. Not only will it help your children develop a habit of doing homework, but you will be able to develop your own habit of planning time around helping them much faster.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have some schoolbooks or notebooks somewhere visible all the time so you wouldn’t forget about homework.
✓ Let the app help. Set an alarm to remind you it’s time for homework.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone two weeks of successfully helping your children with homework, celebrate by buying them and yourself some treats for job well done.
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Learn with children. Go through schoolbooks regularly and familiarize yourself with the curriculum. That way you will be more efficient in helping them.
✓ Set goals. After every good grade or praise your children get for good homework or general good job at school, make sure you treat it as a goal to always perform better and reward good performance.
✓ Encouragement. More than anything, children need to know you’re on their side when homework isn’t going well or school gets difficult. Encourage them to do better and help them learn. Most importantly, help them enjoy learning and not make it a chore or something they will be punished for.