University of Illinois Extension

Bright Ideas

With nicer outdoor weather, you may be having a harder time getting the kids to do their homework. Here are some ideas that might work for you.

  • Allow children to finish one easier homework assignment outside, maybe on the porch.
  • Give children a certain amount of outdoor time right after school. Set a specific time when homework must be started each day.
  • Praise and reward children for completing homework without complaints.

Share tips that have worked for you with other grandparents. Only the idea, not your name, will be published. Send your ideas to:

Parenting Again
Annette Campbell, editor
University of Illinois Extension
4202 Williamson Place, Ste. 2
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864