- Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Children and teens need a permanent work space in their bedroom or another part of the home that offers privacy.
- Allow plenty of time for homework.
- Establish a household rule that the TV, cell phone, MP3 player and all other distractions stay off during homework time.
- Be available to answer questions and offer help, but don't do the work for them.
- To alleviate eye and brain fatigue while studying, make sure your child takes a 10-minute break every hour.
- If your child is really struggling with a particular subject, consider hiring a tutor.
Source: American Pediatric Association
AN UNBROKEN CIRCLE: Selections from the Collection of julia j. norrell: Through Feb. 18; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; $5 adults, $3 military personnel, students, seniors; museum members and children 5 and younger get in free; free Sundays; (706) 724-7501
FROM TY TO CAL: A CENTURY OF BASEBALL IN AUGUSTA: Through June; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; exhibit includes souvenirs, photographs and game-used equipment that tell Augusta's baseball history; museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; $2-$4; children 5 and younger get in free; (706) 722-8454, augustamuseum.org
MEET AND GREET: 6:30 p.m.; Butler High School, 2011 Lumpkin Road; with Butler's PTSA and Richmond County school board members; (706) 560-9040
AUGUSTA FUTURITY: Cutting horse competition through Jan. 27, James Brown Arena, 605 Seventh St.; (706) 828-7700, augustafuturity.com
PHIL KLINE: Mr. Kline, attorney general of Kansas, will discuss child predator laws at 7 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. dinner; First Presbyterian Church, 642 Telfair St.; barbecue costs $6 at door; RSVP by Wednesday; (706) 724-5531
SALSA LESSONS: 10 p.m. Fridays; Tropicabana Latin Club, 1251 Broad St.; taught by Eduardo Diaz and Gueisha Santiago; $5; military free
THE ASPEN ENSEMBLE: 7:15 p.m. pre-concert, 8 p.m.; Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way; $20 general public, $5 pupils; no children younger than 6; ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with an ASU ID; (706) 790-9274
FRIDAY NIGHT FILMS: 7 p.m., The Lion King; Jan. 26, Fried Green Tomatoes; Feb. 2, Groundhog Day; Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 720 N. Belair Road, Evans; (706) 312-7191
RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE: 7:30 p.m.; Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.; $12.50-$22.50; (706) 722-8341, imperialtheatre.com
STEEL MAGNOLIAS: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 2-3, and 3 p.m. Jan. 28; Aiken Community Playhouse, 126 Newberry St., Aiken; $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12 students, $6 ages 12 and younger; (803) 648-1438