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Homework Help

Here's a handful of articles offering expert advice to make homework less of a hassle.

All kids are affected in some way by homework struggles. From procrastination to distraction, from lack of motivation to disorganization, your child could use a helping hand. Here's a handful of articles offering expert advice to make homework less of a hassle.

Best At-Home Practices

Simple steps for stress free schoolwork.
Homework tug-of-wars: Find out how to diagnose and defuse homework hassles.
Help your child keep his work in order and plan his tasks for studying success.
boy sitting at desk doing homework
Create a comfortable place for your child to complete her homework.
Help your child produce his best work yet with this simple process.
Hear those magic words with a minimum of poking and prodding.
Stock the tools your child needs to tackle homework.
Multitasking is not always the best thing for a tween at work.
Help your child learn how to read for information.
Institute a hands-off homework policy when your child reaches middle school.
Stock up on the key tools to tackle middle school's tough homework assignments and research reports.
Know when to step in and when to back off.
Motivate a disinterested child to finish schoolwork successfully.
Fun activities like cooking and collecting teach planning, sorting, and classifying.

Managing Media

What kids see, hear, and play shapes their development. Here's what you can do to set healthy limits.
When kids are plugged in, how much sinks in?

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