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A Tip For Parents – Homework Contract

If your teen is seriously behind in getting homework done, consider a homework contract. Your contract should specify your expectations for your teen’s study time (study every day, at home, with screens off, etc.) You might also add a reward your teen can earn. For example, you could award her one point for each assignment she completes on time. After she earns a certain number of points, she gets a small reward, like a pizza and movie night at home.

Expect your teen to do homework well and on time for at least two weeks. Then she can earn the reward. Once she improves her habits, phase out the rewards. Her improved grades are reward enough.

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