Sample Homework Contracts
- Sample Homework Contract for Younger Students (View / Download)
- Sample Homework Contract for Older Students (View / Download)
Homework can be a hot-button issue for both you and your child. Setting up a homework contract is a good way to defuse some of that tension and avoid homework battles. It’s also a way to make sure you and your child both know your responsibilities.
What Is a Homework Contract?
A homework contract is an agreement that outlines what you and your child will do to make sure her homework gets completed on time and well. It addresses the issues that are specific to your child’s homework struggles.
For example, if your child has issues with time management, you can specify the time of day she’ll do homework. If she leans on you for help more often than you think she should, you can outline when and how you’ll help her with homework.
Your child’s homework contract may also outline rewards and consequences for following or failing to follow the contract.
How Can a Homework Contract Help Your Child?
Developing good study habits is an important part of learning. Those habits don’t always come naturally to kids with learning and attention issues. A homework contract can help reinforce the skills your child needs to be an independent learner.
Using the Sample Homework Contracts
You can use the contracts as a guide to create one that meets your child’s unique needs. Keep in mind that you may have to revisit the contract as your child’s workload changes or if things aren’t working as you expected.