Posts Tagged ‘Parents’

How to help your child prepare for regular classromm tests

Schools don’t typically teach children how to study for tests. Some children manage well regardless, but others need step-by-step guidance. Here are some suggestions you can use to help your child prepare for tests, eliminate night-before panics, and lessen test anxiety. Before The Test Find out the teacher’s system for scheduling tests. Some tests might […]

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 […]

If you have difficulties working with your child…

Experience has already shown you that parenting isn’t easy. Whenever you make a change in the way you relate to your child, you can expect problems to surface at some point along the way. Deciding to help with homework will change the way you relate to your child. He may resist your help at first […]

20 tips for homework helpers

Maintain two-way communication with your child. Don’t just lecture. Listen and respond to what your child has to say. When you respond, don’t plead or argue. (Pleading puts your child in charge; arguing creates a no-win situation.) Instead, respond assertively and positively. Don’t give your child a choice unless you mean it. Instead of saying, […]

How to set up a home study center

Deciding where your child should do homework is as important as deciding when it should be done. A good study center includes certain basic features. Beyond these, be creative in designing a study area to suit the needs of your child’s learning style. Here are some points to consider: Lighting Good lighting is always important, […]

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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