As we start another school year we consider the relationship between the child, school and home. Oftentimes, the conversation focuses on homework – the nature of the tasks that students are required to do outside of the school day. However, another important element is routine. In the photo above, students take part in a regularly scheduled reading time while at school. Routines help us manage our time. What regular times do you set aside for specific tasks at home? You can negotiate these as a family. A structure to support learning at home will help your child and over time, help them see the value in time-management. It is a strategy that they will learn – setting aside specific regular times to work on important matters. You are training them to manage their time, as well as ensuring that they consistently complete their tasks.