At the beginning of the school year, meet with your child’s teacher (or teachers) to find out what the expectations are regarding homework.
Try to work out a system where they can let you know what homework will be assigned either on a week-to-week basis or for the whole semester.
Finally, a big problem for kids with ADHD is that even when they get the homework completed, they forget to turn it in to the teacher.
It’s wise to have a notebook with a clipboard or a separate folder for homework for your child.
Remind him or her to check the clipboard or folder at school for each class to be sure that they turned in all the work.
Then, before they leave school, they should check it once again.
Homework can be difficult for most kids during the school year, but it can become a major challenge when you have a child with ADHD.
But here’s some good news for exhausted parents: if you take the right steps now, at the beginning of the school year, homework hassles can be kept to a minimum.
It’s best to have a scheduled time for homework and a quiet place to do it.
For older kids, it may even be a good idea to set up their own “office”.