17-year old Nathan Wendel is heading into his last year in high school which means the beginning of another year of homework.
"While I'm at school I have to do work so I have to carry that mentality to when I get home like I have to get this done before I do anything else. Sometimes it's easy. Other times it's hard depending on what kind of work I have," said Wendel.
He said developing good study habits early in school helped him throughout high school. Laura Blain is a 6th grade teacher in Cabell County School. She assigns one subject a day for homework and students may have a few days to complete the work.
"I assign math homework on Monday and they have all week to complete it. If they turn it in on Tuesday they get a few bonus points as an incentive to do it earlier," said Blain.
She said that way students won't forget what they learned and she recommends making homework a family affair.
"If everyone is involved then sit down and talk about how your family uses math everyday in real life. How do they use graphs in real life and then talk about it as a family makes the kids realize that they are actually going to use that in real life and not just in my math classroom," said Blain.
While she recommends doing homework as soon as possible, Blain said some down-time may work best for your family. Nathan also has some recommendations.
"I would definitely have them do it before they do video games or whatever. Don't be like super strict,' said Wendel.
Experts said if you as a parent are having trouble helping your kids with their homework, ask their teacher for help