Grow Your Brain

Monday, March 26, 2007


Homework can be a difficult time for parents and children. Even though we have covered the material in class, often the student will want or need a bit of help when s/he approaches the homework assignment. A recent book, Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by J. Trachtenberg, offers several suggestions for making this time easier. Some of the ideas from this book: break assignments into smaller pieces--don't plan to do it all in one sitting; start with the easiest material first; don't give answers, but help them find answers; and ask them what they can do on their own and what they might need help with. Your student should always have the homework calendar in the homework folder. Assignments and due dates are listed as well as other important information such as minimum days and field trips. Thanks for your help. It is important for your child's success.


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