Some parents find it hard to persuade their children to do their homework. It may be that their child is not interested in the subject they are learning, they may find it too challenging or it may be that they would rather do something else.
Whatever the reason, I have realised one thing. If we, as parents, show that we are interested in an activity then our children are more likely to show interest and want to join in. For example, if you love geography why not talk to your child about the world, bring out an Atlas or a globe and do a quiz. Ask them where do you find x country? what language do the inhabitants speak? what’s the local currency? capital city? size of the country or population? There are numerous questions you could ask to turn the subject into a fun and educational experience.
You could also look at articles on the internet together or look at books or magazines around a subject. My husband received his latest copy of National Geographic and in there was a poster of a storm cloud that he thought our eldest would like. He showed him the picture, he loved it and now it’s on his wall. He is nurturing him to take an interest.
Passing on your passion can really help your children learn especially if you do it in a fun and interesting way that they are responsive to. What school work are you able to help your child with and does your passion shine through? Can you relate any experiences with your children that you would want to share with others here?