homework

4 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

By Alicia Purdy

If you think long and hard, it's not too difficult to remember what it was like being the same age as your kids are now, right? Well, then you remember exactly what you wanted to do when you got home from school-nothing. » Read more

Overdoing Homework Help

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Parents who take on the job as their children's "homework coach" , often are confused about exactly what this responsibility entails.  With homework assignments now coming home with kindergartners as well as upper graders, parents often wonder exactly how involved they should be in helping their children with assignments.  Memories of their own elementary school da » Read more

Kids and Homework – How Much Helping is Too Much?

Just about everyone agrees that kids these days are being given a lot of homework, sometimes starting as early as kindergarten. It’s a parent’s natural impulse to want to help, both to offer assistance in learning and to free up more time you can spend as a family. It’s important for parents to let children know that they think homework matters. » Read more

Handling Homework

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

Excerpt from The Floppy Sleep Game Book, by Patti Teel Limited amounts of homework in the primary grades may be beneficial; however, it should not be excessive, especially in the lower grades. The amount of homework assigned varies greatly from school to school and from teacher to teacher. » Read more