Having a place to study and a good environment to study in is great, but our children need more sometimes.
I find that general task assignments, such as ‘do your homework’, or ‘clean your room’ overwhelm my son quickly.
My next step with getting the homework completely turned in was to talk with the teacher.
We arranged that my son would drop off his homework as soon as he got to school, instead of waiting until later in the day. If there is no homework for a particular day, keep the study time.
Choose an area in your home where your child will study.
Limit distractions during this time such as TV or music with lyrics.
A regular routine in their lives helps them with concentration and brings down distraction levels. There are a number of other tips we can offer to create a consistent study time and atmosphere, but without a consistent environment, they will fall short of the goal (much like spice doesn’t make a meal).
Talk with your child and choose a time that will be the study period of their day.
We placed it so that it is very close to being the first thing he sees coming in and the last thing he sees going out.
The geometry may be a bit challenging in your house but even if you can’t get ‘optimum placement’ such a central place for him will be very helpful.