Helping Kids With Homework While On The Road
Being on the road can be challenging, especially if you are a parent with school age children. You want to be involved in their lives and make sure that they are doing well in school. So how can you be more involved in their schoolwork to ensure they are excelling in school while you are on the road driving? Well, I have included some tips to put you and your family on the right path.
The first suggestion is to use an amazing internet program called Skype. Skype has the capability to allow one user to talk or video chat with another user anywhere in the world. So, you and your child can converse online and you can be integrally involved in homework every night. Skype is free, but you must have computer capabilities wherever you are.
The second suggestion I have is to set a schedule for your child. Children do best when they are on a schedule and it is predictable. If you set the time every day that they will be working on homework, then your child will know what to expect. If you tell them that you will be online on Skype at the same time that they are doing their homework, then you will be available to help them with any questions or concerns they may have.
Another great suggestion is to stay in contact with your child’s school. If you are knowledgeable about their work and assignments, then you can make sure that they are completing all schoolwork. Speaking with teachers and keeping a list of what assignments are due and when will help you to stay more involved with your child. Tell your child how important it is for them to do well in school and praise them when they excel and make a good grade.
Schedule time that you will not be on the road to attend school functions with your child. Make it a point to meet their teacher and to be available on the first day of school. It is easier to rearrange a schedule when you are going to be on the road than to gain back precious time that you could have had with your child. Your child will feel important and you will get to spend some quality time with them.
One other great suggestion is to practice reading over the phone with your child. Send your child a copy of a book at their reading level and then listen to them read to you while you follow along with your copy. This way you can stay on top of how well they are reading for their age and you are available to help them if they are unsure of a word.
Helping your kids with school while you are out on the road does not have to be difficult if you follow these tips and suggestions. Happy driving!