1. Have a regular scheduled time for home in your daily routine.
2. Discuss why it is improtant to do homework. For example, if your child wants to be a doctor someday he will need good grades so that he can get into a college and medical school. Also, you can point out to your child if he wants nice things likes cars and a house he will need to earn money and most jobs require an education.
3. Parents should discuss with the child what reinforcer he wants for doing his homework all week. For example, if he does his homework he may be given a choice of a desert after dinner or an outing on the week-end or specified amount of time on a computer game he likes.
4. Parents should periodically check to see if homework is done accurately and discuss the homework with the child to assure that it is actually done adequately.
5. Have a desk or quiet area where your child can do his homework without distractions that is well lit.
6. Make sure your child records any homework in a binder or calender so that he has the homework assignments and does not forget what was assigned.
7. Encourage the teacher to send home a weekly or daily report regarding whether all assignments are completed or generally that he is compliant with teachers' instructions.
8. Encourage your child to talk to other children about homework if they have questions or seek out other resources such as the internet or a library if needed.
Generally, the effort it takes to encourage your child to do homework may result in big benefits to parents in the long run since the child will be more likely to succeed and be able to support himself or earn money in the future!