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No, I'm Not Smarter Than A Third-Grader

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I always hated word problems, but when my granddaughter in third grade asked for my help with her homework, I figured how hard could that be? Well, too hard for a pretty smart young lady and her grandmother, I guess.

No Lovin' Feeling... for Science Fair

Claire Wapole | Posted 12.09.2014 | Chicago
Claire Wapole

Hard to believe, but at one point in my life I was actually eager for my kids to participate in the Science Fair. So help me, it's true. I loved being in the Chicago Public School Science Fair when I was a kid.

Am I The Only Parent Who Thinks Today's Homework Load Is Insane?

Michael Levin | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Michael Levin

My children, my wife and I are slaves to homework. Play is a rarity. The homework load is mind-boggling. My ninth grader has three hours a night. My sixth graders have an hour to two hours. Why?

My Child's Homework -- Do I Help Or Not?

Kate Solomon | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

Homework is a reality for my children, and I think the best pathway for me is to recognize what my kids can get out of the process and to support their work time with those goals in mind. So what are the possible benefits of homework for younger children?

Get to Know the Job Well

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

There's only one interview technique that matters... Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your h...

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

Ellevate | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Ellevate

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?

Homework, To Nag Or Not To Nag?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

This weekend, I vowed not to be the nag and to make him responsible. So I reminded him on Friday evening and told him he was on his own. Then I watched the hours and days pass with mounting anxiety.

How to Take the Procrastination Out of Homework and Jumpstart the Process

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Kids will try anything to not start homework. And who can blame them? Starting is hard. In fact, it's the hardest part.

7 Secrets To Help You Stop Stressing Out Over School

Jamie Gleklen | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Jamie Gleklen

Sometimes, when the workload seems endless, we can't even imagine how we will survive the week. Although stress is inevitable, there are a few steps you can take to make it a little more manageable.

Can Just 30 Minutes a Day Make a Difference in a Child's Education?

Rob Furman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

Homework is practice. You should practice at least 30 minutes a day on your academics just as you would an instrument or a sport.

Do The Math, Just Not With Your Mother

Wendi Aarons | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 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.

The Day I LOST It Doing Homework With My Kid

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | Posted 11.05.2014 | 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 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.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 09.28.2014 | 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