Posts Tagged ‘Homework’

How your child thinks and learn

Each of us has both strengths and challenges in learning. We’re just naturally better at some tings than others. Part of becoming a successful students is learning how to emphasize what we do well and cope with areas of learning that are more difficult. You can help your child do just that–discover his/her strengths and […]

Help your child with homework

Teachers have heard many excuses about homework they given to students, the first teacher made the first homework assignment. As long as teachers keep giving homework, most students will keep trying to get out of doing it. Why do teachers bother with homework? Why do they continue to inflict homework on kids, their parents, and […]

Who should help with homework?

Many parents feel they don’t have the skills to help their children with homework. Yet, research has shown that the quality of the parent-child interaction is more important than the actual techniques used. You might be surprised at what a good teacher you can be! Helping with homework, however, doesn’t have to be your responsibility […]

How to help your child with math

You might also ask, “Where were the calculators when I was in grade school?” And you might observe, “Math class sure has changed!” it’s true: mathematics instruction has been in a state of flux for several years. Why? First of all, technology is chaging. The wide availability of calculators and computers today has diminished the […]

More Homework Help for parents

Q: I get home from work just in time to fix dinner. My daughter has gymnastics after school and eats dinner as soon as she gets home. Both of us are exhaunsted afterward. How can we possibly fit homework in? A: Your case is an exception to our “do-the-hardest-homework-first” rule. You may want to try […]

Why and how to set a homework schedule?

Children (and adults) respond well to structure and consistency. We all feel more secure when we know what to expect. (If you need convincing, think back to how you felt on your child’s first day of kindergarten, compared to how you feel now when your child leaves for school.) This sense of security is the […]

Who should help with homework?

Many parents feel they don’t have the skills to help their children with homework. Yet, research has shown that the quality of the parent-child interaction is more important than the actual techniques used. You might be surprised at what a good teacher you can be! Helping with homework, however, doesn’t have to be your responsibility […]

Help with homework

My daughter will start first grade soon and I’ve heard she’ll be getting homework regularly. I’d like to get off to a good start with this and set the tone for years to come, but this is all new to me, too. How do I create the right ‘working relationship’ with my daughter? Hold a […]

How much homework is enough?

How can you tell if your child is getting the right amount of homework? First, it helps to understand that homework policies differ widely from state to state, school to school, and teacher to teacher. Typically, the amount of homework increases as the child moves up to higher grades: If your child consistently tells you […]

The two-way street between home and school

Here’s what happens when parents are informed and active in their children’s academic lives: students are more motivated and experience more success; parents connect with their children in new ways; and teachers and schools develop a collaborative relationship with parents. In short, everyone wins. Parental involvement, in fact, is encouraged by the National PTA (www.pta.org) […]

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