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Use Homework to Ease Back-to-School Anxiety

Jill Di Donato | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Jill Di Donato

The very root of school anxiety can be solved by taking a proactive stance in the most simple way. By turning homework into an exercise to actively fight anxiety, students can not only find academic success, but also personal growth and self-determination.

How to Deal with the Dreaded Homework Hassle

Pacer | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents

Some kids need time to transition back home after a long day at school. Perhaps they need to eat or burn off a little energy before doing homework. Others might be more successful doing homework immediately before other things get in the way.

5 Ways To Relieve Homework Stress in 5 Minutes

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

There are some techniques parents can use that encourage learning. Parents can give children "the right" kind of help by systematically reinforcing habits that help rather than hinder the learning process.

Mothers Don't Tell Your Daughters You Can't Factor

Ellevate | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents

So fathers and mothers need to make a concerted effort to shed their biases. But what is a mother who doesn't feel prepared to help her children with math to do?

My 9-Year-Old's Homework is Killing Me

Maria Colaco | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

As a parent of a 9-year-old, I want to tell all of you coming up the parenting pipeline to get ready for it. If you thought homework was bad when YOU were a student... it's HORRID when you are a parent.

Homework Is Stupid and I Hate Everything!

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

We need to teach kids that a little bit of struggle is a normal and expected part of anyone's climb on the learning curve.

5 Ways to Study Better

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Set up these helpful study habits early on, so that your child develops a healthy relationship with homework and studying for school.

How Involved Should Parents Be in Their Child's Education?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

I long for my children to be happy and thrive more than anything. But I must remember that this often means loving and supporting from a distance and not intervening

Why I Stopped Helping My Son With His Homework

Today's Mama | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

We are sitting in traffic, rearranging our schedules and dodging our bosses in order to make it to everything we possibly can, and it turns out that may not be the best thing for our kids after all.

The Homework Conundrum

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

To many parents, homework seems as much a part of schooling as lunchroom cafeterias. But does it really make a difference?

8 Easy Homework Tips for All Parents

Barbara Levy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Levy

Whether you are at the office or home with the kids, I'm betting you struggle with the homework question. How do we, as parents, get our children to study and learn, setting them up for future success?

Help! How Can I Get My Kid to Do His Homework?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

By letting your son know that you're on his side, rather than lecturing him for not being more enthusiastic about his school work, you can help him get his work done without the drama that wears everyone out.

Homework Hell

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

Deep beneath the soiled gym clothes, the crumpled math worksheet and the granola bar wrapper lay the silent enemy. Homework. This WFD (Weapon of Family Destruction) is a ticking time bomb that competes with the ticking of the clock on the kitchen wall.

The Problem I Have With My Son's Preschool

Devon Corneal | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I used to have anxiety dreams that I had forgotten to do my homework. I'd wake up sweating, my heart pounding, certain I had humiliated myself in front of my teachers and classmates. I thought I had put those dreams behind me when I took my last exam 10 years ago, but they're back.

Executive Function Dysfunction?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

In essence, parents would do well to understand that teenagers develop execution function capacities at different times and in individual ways.

I Hate Homework: A Mother's Confession

Janice Harper | Posted 03.31.2012 | Parents
Janice Harper

As Socrates said, true knowledge is knowing you know nothing. I really don't know much about Socrates, but I can tell you one thing. He must have been a parent.

Easing The Homework Pain

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

By Susan Stiffleman I don't want to speak in absolutes, but I can say with reasonable certainty that there aren't more than a handful of children w...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Back To School: Five Things Your Kids' Teacher Wants You To Know | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices

School's already back in session in some parts of the country, but it isn't too late to start the year off right. As a parent, your expectations are h...

Parents Go Back To School, Learn To Help Their Kids Succeed

Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

Not all families have access to resources within modern schools. Although computers, calculators and other devices may be familiar to students, some p...

The Dancing Parent: Navigating Homework Hell, Part 1

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

Let's look a little deeper into the two general responses parents often face when confronting their child who hasn't done their work: falling apart and belligerence.

Navigating Homework Hell, Part 1: How To Manage An Assignment-Averse Child

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

For parents, homework can be a nightly tango into hell, turning family time into a frustrating fight.