What can you do to help your child with homework this year? First, make sure she has a quiet, well-lit place to work, a regular homework time each day, and basic supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens and a ruler. Then, ask questions, such as: What’s your assignment today? Is it clear? When is it due? Do you have a long-term assignment? Have you made a plan for completing it? Do you need special resources?