1. Set up an inviting homework space/station in your home. It doesn't have to be permanent station if your home is small. Be creative and have a table/desk, cushion/beanbag, and all homework supplies available.
2. As a family - work on homework together. Kids can do class assignments. Parents can sit and pay bills or do other "homework" type things. When everyone sits down together - this eliminates distractions.
3. Try aromatherapy. Use scents that promote energy, focus, and calm.
4. Hire a homework coach. This is different than a tutor. The homework coach helps set up the optimal learning environment, time management tools, and provide learning/study strategies.
5. Get your kids tested for any learning differences. When you know how your child is processing information, you can get the right tools, resources, and therapies to lessen the stress of homework.
Kanesha Baynard is a veteran educator and creativity coach. She uses journaling and visualization tools to help people disrupt unfulfilling patterns through creativity. She is working on her fourth book which focuses on communication and mindfulness for families. Kanesha's work has been featured in U.S.News and World Report, FastCompany, TiLT Parenting Podcast, the Chicago Tribune, and The Dr. Oz. Show.