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Last Update Date: 26 December 2017

School homework can sometimes be challenging for children. Some children are willing to do homework of their favorite lessons, while others think that all of their homework is boring. We prepared an informative article about the reasons for the unwillingness to do homework and the solutions. First of all, let's answer the question of "What is homework and why is it important?". Then mention about how to make children like homework.



Homework is a task that must be fulfilled. This task can be given by someone else, or it could be the result of taking self-responsibility and charging oneself. Homework (school homework) refers to the tasks that a student needs to do at home after school hours to support learning.


In the above definition, we wanted to emphasize by highlighting some words. Now let's remind the importance of homework through some concepts.

  • Responsibility: Homework in the school teach children to take responsibility and accomplish those responsibilities. So that homework is very important.
  • Duties to be fulfilled: Thanks to the homework, student explores the ways of completing a semester successfully, deduces, and take lessons. Example: What do I get when I study my courses and do my homework to be successful and why do I get when I did not?
  • Supporting the learning process: Students ensure what they have learned is permanent by doing their homework. They also will be ready for the next topics.


Before making them like assignments, we must pay attention to not making the homework frightening. To ensure this, let's talk about behaviors of parents and teachers should avoid and what needs to be done.

1- Do not Give Excessive Time Consuming or Difficult Assignments

Teachers should not give tough assignments that will almost take the whole time of children after school. Nevertheless, it should not be extremely difficult, even though it may be done in a short time. Because of these assignments, children are psychologically too tired and feel nervous. So, I assume we are clear that too much/hard assignments should not be given, and I move on to the next one.

2- Do not be a Perfectionist

The homework your child has done may not look good, but after all, that homework is done and it's over. When you say "No, this is not good, do it again", your child will be sorry thinking all of the effort was nothing. If this happens again and again this time the child would think "they will not like my homework after all, so do not have to deal with it" and except the failure in advance. So, if there are mistakes in the homework, help to correct it, but do not want to do the whole homework again.

3- Children should not be forced to do homework as soon as they come from School.

The child who comes home from school needs to rest like a grown-up adult. You should not say "do your homework now!" when your child comes from school. You need to give them some time to rest and play.

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4- Assigning Homework Time is Very Important!

It is always beneficial for your child to plan and follow their daily activities. Teach them having a planned life, but do not make this plan yourself. Allow them to create their own plan or offer several options. For example, ask them what time they want to do their homework. If you come to an agreement, you will not have to remind assignments over and over again.

Remember: Forcing children to make them study or do their homework constantly (reminding over and over again) has an opposite effect. Children who are facing such kind of force often try to make excuses and move away from their homework.

If your child sets an appropriate time, confirm it and follow. Doing homework and studying every day at the same time is an important detail. So, this plan should not be changed constantly. In this way, your child learns to complete the duties and responsibilities without making postponing as a habit. Otherwise, your child may begin to postpone the homework until the sleeping time if he/she thinks like "I'll do it later," Everyone, including adults, loses motivation as they postpone their duties. Therefore, it is very useful to determine the homework time.

5- Homework should be checked.

Everyone wants to receive a reward after completing something. On the other hand, there might occur some malfunctioning if there is no inspection. It is necessary to adjust this balance very well. Your child should know that you will congratulate him/her when he/she finishes the homework. If the homework is not done, he/she should know that is it necessary to explain why. Especially, teachers should check whether the assignments they have given have been made or not. Otherwise, the student may lose his sense of responsibility by thinking "it does not affect anything whether I do my homework or not".

6- The success of the student should be appreciated and motivation should be increased.

Many of the parents who say "my child is not studying" are underestimating of appreciating while they are constantly complaining. Instead of always expressing negativities, they observe that the results can change when they appreciate the child's homework. At the same time, teachers should pay a special attention to this.

Example: Presenting the homework which is nicely done makes the student happy and motivates. Parents can do the same at home. Hanging on a wall of a beautiful homework of your child has done will be a motivation. The student who is congratulated will then try to do the homework more carefully and nicely.

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7- Homework Materials Must Be Ready the Time.

The child who holds the inner motivation high hardly and try to do homework will lose motivation as long as he/she has to divide. That’s why the child should have all the supplies that might be needed during the homework process. If the child cannot have a pencil when he/she needs while studying on an assignment very concentrated, all motivation might be gone while looking for a pencil. You can make a small box for an eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, pen and etc.

8- Help but not always!

Help your child’s homework. Thus, you prevent your child to waste a long time and you show the solution. What you need to be aware of here is that whether your child turns it a habit.

Sometimes children make a habit of getting help from their parents and stop trying. Because mother or father will help to complete the assignment. As this situation repeats, the child will become lazy and move away from the sense of responsibility. The best thing can be done is to show which sources can be use, and to encourage them to do research.

9- Use Strength of Love

The children always give response to love. The fact that children like their teacher is very important for them to evaluate future advices of the teacher. Several researches showed that students are more sensitive to the demands from their favorite classes and their favorite teachers. In the same way, parents should show enough love and attention to their children. Children who feel loved and valued, they are willing to fulfill their responsibilities not to be embarrassed by the other side.

10- Ideal Homework Period Suitable for the Age of Student

According to experts' suggestions, the period that children need to spend for homework is as follows.

1st and 2nd Grades 3rd and 4th Grades 5th and 6th Grades 7th and 9th Grades 10th and 11th + Grades
20 minutes 30-40 minutes 45-60 minutes 60-90 minutes 90-120 minutes

NOTE: The duration of the daily course review is not included to the table. Periods in the table represent the average (ideal) time that must be reserved for mandatory assignments.

This article is prepared as a solution for parents who say "my child is not studying, what should I do?" We will be here sharing new articles in order to make your children to love school, lessons and homework. We wish you a great success in the academic life of your children.

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