There are several key components which help to pave a smooth pathway for learning and homework success. Homework can be viewed with reluctance by both students and parents. Generally, when we dread doing something, it takes longer, requires a bigger effort, and results in mediocrity. When we are excited and proceed with enthusiasm, the results are far superior. So, why not do an attitude adjustment and give you child the simple supports he needs to be successful. Review your parenting style to change your family dynamics. Communicate with enthusiasm when you talk about school and homework projects. Help to organize materials as well as schedules with due dates for tests and projects, as children aren’t naturally born with an organizational skill-set. Determine the best time for your child to do work, preferably when you are available to assist and encourage. School is your child’s life work. Set him up for success, and show him how far he can go. Read more in my column Building life-long helpful school habits.