Homework helps to develop consistent study habits. Parental support is essential to children establishing this most important routine. Doing homework is essential for success and where possible assist and support your child. Check daily if your child has been given homework. Sign the homework diary each day. Practice with your child, e.g. multiplication tables. Be part of what your child learns in everyday life. Be a role model for lifelong learning: read with your child, read and discuss the newspaper with your child, take your child to places of interest.