The first step in answering this question is for you to make a commitment to do your homework, no matter where you are or what you are doing. This means that you need to have a plan. It does not mean that you need to schedule a sitter to sit with your child every night and do his or her homework. But you need to come up with a workable plan. For example, if you are working on a book report, make a to-do list of everything you need to do before you go to bed and what you want to accomplish during the day. Your homework goals should be realistic and achievable.
Then you need to follow your plan. Yes, that means you need to put aside time to get all of your assignments done. You can’t just decide to do them when they are due and hope that you’ll forget about them by the time you get home. Even if you don’t feel like it, write down every assignment, the number of pages needed, the deadline, and anything else that will give you direction. Keep a file of your assignments so that you don’t waste time checking off the work that you already accomplished.
Another question that you need to ask yourself, “Why must I do my homework tomorrow?” The answer is that it gives you a chance to reinforce what you have learned during the day. The more information you have under your belt, the better equipped you will be to handle whatever comes at you. You also learn to become more disciplined. You learn to set deadlines for yourself and for your work.
And last but certainly not least, it allows you to express your creativity. There’s no better way to get kids to do their homework than by having them do it with you so you can both use your creativity. You can get a whole project started and then you can let your son or daughter to work on it alone. You can also let them take the assignment over and ask them to get it done by a certain date, like after school, and then get to the next part of the project after that.
Now back to your original question, “Why must I do my homework tomorrow?” It allows for some “me time”. You know how kids love to play with you? They play until you’re tired and then they get to sleep. That’s when they’ll ask you to do their homework for them.
So you can definitely make this a special night for your kids. Just bring them to your room at night and show them what to do for homework tomorrow. You can show them what they have to do, when it’s due, and then tell them that it’s not done till it’s done. Then you can both feel good about going to school. It also gives you some quality one-on-one time with your child.
So what do you think? Should you do your homework tomorrow? What’s your answer? Leave a comment below and tell us what your answer is. We’d love to hear from you.