When completed regularly, homework can play a significant role in our children’s progress and learning. Read our top tips on how to make homework work for your family.
As parents, thinking about our own feelings towards homework is a useful exercise. Use this reflective worksheet to assess your attitudes and consider how you can make homework work better for your child.
Talking positively to your children about their homework can really help with the task at hand. Praising them for being motivated or showing a great attitude, offering guidance when they find something tricky and talking to them about what they are doing, will all help to create a calm and positive environment for learning. Here are some phrases you can use if you are stuck for something to say.
Motivating children to settle down to complete learning tasks is not always easy! Our accessible tips can help you to effectively support and engage your child when they are learning at home.
How we talk to our teens is important in shaping their responses to everyday challenges and tricky situations. Try using these phrases to encourage your teen to work through experiences they find tough and to think positively.
Read our tip sheet to discover practical things that you can do to help your teen navigate anxiety.
Quick tips to help teachers establish a trusting partnership with parents.
The run-up to the Christmas holidays can be stressful for all families, so it is important that we make sure we spend our quality time with our children wisely. This resource gives you some tips for nurturing that precious bond between you and your child/children.
Dr Weston Talks with Dr Darren Moore: School Attendance, Parental Engagement and Returning to School
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Dr Darren Moore about the possible causes of problematic school attendance, how schools can ease the return to school for young people and teachers, the purpose of homework and ways in which schools can better engage with parents.
Family talk plays a critical role in children’s lives. It helps boost children’s self-esteem, confidence and resilience, whilst also allowing them to better understand their own emotions. Learn more about the key chats that every family should strive to have.