7) Provide a snack and a drink before beginning homework. Children often work better if they have had something to eat. Using healthy snacks, such as fruit, vegetables or cheese will help them to focus better. Consider purchasing a water bottle so they can have a drink while completing homework, thus eliminating another reason to get up from their worktable or desk.
8) Set an example by completing work at the same time. Use homework time as a time for you to get caught up on your own paperwork. Maybe you can pay your bills, write letters or send emails. Sitting quietly and completing your paperwork will set an example for your child. They will see you focusing and completing work and may work to follow suit.
9) Find a quiet area for them to complete their homework. This is sometimes difficult as parents may want their child to complete their homework at the kitchen table, where they are able to keep an eye on their progress. However, there are often many distractions and children may have a hard time focusing on their work. See if there is an area close by where your child can work quietly, with minimum distractions while allowing you to check on their progress.
10) Be consistent in your homework policies. If you require your child to come home from school, have a short break, complete homework and then have free time, keep up this schedule everyday. Children with ADHD do well with structure and knowing what to expect. If every day homework time is different and they must not only deal with completing the homework, but in understanding what is expected today, they will not accomplish as much as if they follow the same schedule each day.
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