Parents can sometimes have trouble getting their kids to do their homework.
For any number of reasons, little ones may be reluctant to sit down in front of the books and carry out any after-school tasks they face.
However, Joanne Mallon, author of Toddlers: An Instruction Manual, thinks it is essential that parents create a specific place, which is free from distractions, for children to do their homework.
She added mums and dads need to help their offspring manage their workload properly, so a homework diary can be a good idea.
Ms Mallon also recommends giving youngsters a choice of completing their assignments either straight away or after their dinner.
According to Directgov, primary school children should be carrying out 30 minutes of homework a day by the time they are in years five and six.
This should then increase to between one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours per day by the time kids are in year 11.