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5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: Whose Homework Is It Anyway?

Marcy Winograd | Posted 03.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Marcy Winograd

Two educators with over 20 years of experience working with students answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.

Perturbed By My Son's Procrastination

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

My son is a horrible procrastinator. I can't for the life of me get him to do homework or even 10 minutes of chores without a major fight. Things end up taking five times as long as they need to. Any advice?

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?

How Homework Could Flunk Your Marriage

Amanda Deverich | Posted 03.09.2014 | Divorce
Amanda Deverich

arents are pushing themselves, their child, and each other past their mental, physical and emotional resources to achieve.

What It's Like When You Have To Write An Essay

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.30.2013 | College

You've probably experienced it. Those long nights when there suddenly seems to be endless food to eat, dorm space to clean, Facebook pictures to p...

Arne Duncan's Common Core Threatens to Standardize Burnout -- Not Learning

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.16.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

Overworked, sleep-deprived burnouts -- that's the most likely result of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's vigorous promotion of Common Core standards, meant to standardize learning but, in reality, poses a serious threat to students' well-being.

I Shouldn't Be This Stressed About School -- Should I?

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.16.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

So what can we do? There are too many students my age who are stressed out, burned out and fed up. I'm one of them.

A Hilarious Way To Do Spanish Homework

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.09.2013 | College

Behold the telenovela, "El Amor de Mi Amante," or "The Love of My Lover." Julie Bryan wrote, directed and starred in this glorious piece of homewo...

Homework: A Time for Independence

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Parents have many educational issues to deal with once their children are in a school. One of the biggest concerns and frustrations for parents and children alike is homework. Children have to get it done and parents have to manage it.

9 Reasons Your Homework Just Didn't Get Done

Posted 10.29.2013 | Teen

1. You accidentally clicked "do not save changes." 2. It was a practical necessity. 3. You didn't know about it. You swear. 4. ...

Homework Excuses

Tom Falco | Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy
Tom Falco

Subscribe to Tom Falco's daily comic strip Tomversation at Tomversation.com or make it part of your comics page at GoComics at www.GoComics.com/To...

Is the Antidote to Burnout Actually Harder Work?

Liz Wiseman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Women
Liz Wiseman

We face a problem of abundance -- too much information, too much to do and too many growing demands on our finite time. Much of the technology that promised to make our lives easier is actually leaving us overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling burnt out.

When Homework Does More Harm than Good

Vicki Abeles | Posted 12.01.2013 | Parents
Vicki Abeles

At screenings of Race to Nowhere in communities across the country, few issues have stirred audience discussion as much as the debate over students' increasingly heavy homework loads.

Who Does How Much Homework: A Response to The Atlantic

Anna Leahy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Anna Leahy

Too much homework is a problem, and the fast-approaching Common Core State Standards will probably make that situation worse. But there exist bigger problems in this world, too, and these overarching problems are not unrelated to who's doing how much homework.

How Parents Valuing Education Can Help Students at Home

Chuck Cohn | Posted 11.24.2013 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

There are many methods to demonstrate to your children that you care about their education and to help ensure that they also value it even after they leave the house.

How to Avoid Battles Over Homework

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

More often than not, battles over homework lead to vicious cycles of nagging by parents and avoidance or refusal by children, with no improvement in a child's school performance -- and certainly no progress toward what should be our ultimate goals.

The Parent Backpack

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

I've always had ambivalent feelings about homework, which is ironic given how much of it my own children have done over the years. M.L. Nichols does not debate the value of homework for young children. Instead she offers helpful suggestions for painlessly getting it done.

Thirty Minutes Tops

Claire Wapole | Posted 11.03.2013 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

My kids have just slightly over four waking non-school hours to call their own. As a parent, I really cannot cover everything I want my kids to learn from me in the four hours I have them at home.

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.