Is Homework Stressing You Out?

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Throughout the year, your child may have homework or need to spend time studying at home. You can help make homework time less stressful. First, let your child relax with a healthy snack when they get home from school. Ask if they have homework, what kind, and how long they think it will take to finish. It’s a good idea to set a regular time each day and decide on a specific place to do homework. Your child might need help for a couple minutes to get started.

Remember, it’s not your job to do their homework! Ask questions to help your child learn to solve problems on their own. Show interest and provide encouragement while they are working. Focus on the things they do well to help them stay motivated and be successful. If problems persist discuss them with your child’s teacher.

Looking for more parenting support? Speak with a public health nurse by calling 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 or visit the health unit website at