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Do The Math, Just Not With Your Mother

Wendi Aarons | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

Sam, I'm sorry! I just don't know how to help you with math. I've been telling you that ever since Kindergarten when your teacher made fun of me for thinking there was a number called "eleventeen."

A Good Evening Spoiled

Claire Wapole | Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

So, as another school year begins, I am anxiously hoping. Anxiously hoping that little if any homework muscles it's way into my home, commandeering time and energy away from my family.

Paying Someone to Do Your Homework? You Might Not Like the Results

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Gina Ciliberto

At the very least, college should be a place where work isn't a total drag. The statistics suggest otherwise.

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

Maria Colaco | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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.

The Day I LOST It Doing Homework With My Kid

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

I wanted him to do it by himself. And I wanted it to be good. I wanted it to be the best damn poster presentation on Spain the kindergarten teacher had ever seen.

Homework Is Stupid and I Hate Everything!

Tamar Chansky | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

Why I'm Going To Let My Daughter Fail Math

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

This year, I've decided I'm not going to stand over her with a timer and a cupcake to coax her to the finish line.

6 Things That Will Set Your Child Soaring At School This Year

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

There are six things will make all the difference to how well your child does at school this year. Six things will make them feel happy to walk into the classroom, excited about what they are learning there, and able to use all their energies to play, learn and grow.

8 Ways to Get Grandparents Involved in Your Child's Classroom

Lisa Carpenter | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Lisa Carpenter

Grandparents are often ready, willing and happy to attend school activities, but may fear overstepping their boundaries when it comes to helping out with educational matters.

5 Thoughts That Go Through Every Parent's Head As Back-To-School Approaches

Dynamom | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Dynamom

Of course, you love spending more time with the kids during the summer months, but let's be honest: Having them back in their classrooms is all kinds of awesome.

The Art of Meaningful Mixing: How to Network Before, During, and After an Event

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Ever feel queasy about going to an event where you don't know other guests? Talking to strangers does not come naturally to many people, but it's important to learn to do so. Social events are your opportunity to make new friends and business acquaintances.

The Powerful Habit That Helps Kids With Homework

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Many wonderful parents across the United States were kind enough to open their doors to me so that I could observe their family routines while writing case studies for my forthcoming book, The Learning Habit.

The Magic Formula for Dealing With Your Teens 'Pom-Poms, Tissues or Toolbox?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Sometimes we need to be cheered on. Other times we need tissues. And yet other moments call for something from our figurative toolbox. Right, parents? Let me help you in every possible way by letting you know that your teens too need these three magic responses from you.

Curbing America's Homework Habit, California Parents Press School to Stop the Homework Madness

Vicki Abeles | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Vicki Abeles

Nationwide, adolescents and teens are routinely grinding through 10- or 12-hour days. They're sacrificing a decent night's sleep, exercise, family time, a social life, and spare moments to simply read, invent, dream, or explore--everything that's essential to a growing mind

6 Guaranteed Ways to Screw Up Your Child's Education

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Want your child to get as little out of school as possible? Here's how.

A Parent's Dilemma: When to Let Your Child Be Responsible for Their Own Actions

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
The University of Central Florida Forum

Monday morning, like most mornings, complete chaos unfolded in our house as four people -- my two daughters, my husband and myself -- aimed to head out the door by 8 a.m., our daughters for school and my husband and I for our offices.

What Do Kids Learn From Doing Homework?

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

The nature of homework -- at what age it should start and what it should ask of children -- will continue to evolve. For now, perhaps we should want something better for our children than subjecting them to the same pressures that make our lives so hectic and stressful.

What My Students Think Is The Best Way to Engage Students

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Be prepared, because I can never predict what they may think or say. So, here is what my students think is the best way to engage students.

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

The Homework Conundrum

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

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

Parents Go Through School the Second Time Around

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

With school ramp up here, parents need to step up with strategies for maintaining their sanity. If you're like me and struggled with school the first time around, it gets worse when you have to guide your children through it.

Son Lies and Says He Has No Homework or Teacher 'Lost' His Assignments!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

It is only when parents consider the why behind a child's upsetting behavior and then join with their child in a way that fosters safety and the sense that we're on their side that we can address their problems with them in a way that is clean and effective.

'He's Not Motivated': How Can We Strengthen a Child's Effort and Motivation to Learn?

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

To understand a child's lack of motivation, we need to return to first principles: Children, when they are not angry or discouraged, want to do well. They want to earn our praise and approval, and they want us to be proud of them. Children may say that they don't care, but they do care.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: LOL Is Not Cool!

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.