Avoid distractions.

This is easier said than done, especially if your child needs to work on a computer to do their homework. Try closing email and texting applications while they are working, or establish a rule that they can’t be read or answered until work is done. Turn off the television, even if it’s in the background. Make sure cell phone ringers are turned off, and, even better, remove the cell phone from the work space. Parents should make sure you’re not being a distraction in any way, so avoid answering calls or making a lot of unnecessary noise during study time. Make it clear to your child that all the members of the family honor homework time.