How to support your child with homework

Is homework a struggle for your child?  Most of us remember homework as part of our own learning experience, but not all of those memories are fond.

You might remember slaving away over a research paper while your friends were having fun, or lower grades when you missed turning in a homework assignment. You might also remember discovering the key to a challenging math problem during independent practice, or discovering a passion through learning what you liked to spend the most time on.

Believe it or not, teachers don’t assign homework because they enjoy it. Most genuinely believe that homework

Why do teachers assign homework?

It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school and the homework begins. Some parents wonder why their children have so much homework. Why can’t the teacher accomplish what is necessary during the school day?

In the early years of education, that is possible because the time spent on each subject is brief and somewhat superficial. But as the years pass the range of material that has to be taught as well as the depth to which a student must penetrate new material increases considerably. In order to develop a solid foundation, teachers need more time than …

How to tame the homework beast; Back to Basics workshop May 12

Do you feel like homework is consuming your life? Is homework time a constant uphill battle?

Join us on Thursday May 12, 2011 at Back to Basics from 12:00 noon-1:30p.m. Speaker Ken Brick will be here to discuss “How to Stop Homework from Taking Over Your Life!” Lunch will be served.

The address is 6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. Please RSVP to Phyllis Collins by May 6, 2011 via email, or call 302-594-0754 ext. 220.

Call now! Limited seating available.

For 25 years, Back to Basics in Wilmington, Delaware has been

To 10 Ways to Win the Homework Battle

1. Schedule a consistent time – non –negotiable. Schedule the duration (elem ~ ¼ – ½ – 1 hour). Help child prioritize if necessary.

2. Even if no homework, have them do something academic in that time frame each day (review, read, practice words or math facts). It sets a routine/habit of studying.

3. Set a permanent homework spot, where all supplies are located (or have all in a container that “travels” with the child in the house, but to same spot).

4. Let your child see you read, and learn.

5. Help only when necessary, and recognize the parts …