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January 22, 2018

Start together

If getting started on homework is a consistent challenge for your child, try this two-step solution: Start the work with him.    Then,...

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January 15, 2018

Words matter

Words matter. What a student hears from a parent or a teacher impacts their sense of self, for good or...

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January 8, 2018

Start small, start now

Getting started is easier said than done for many students. Sometimes a solution is as simple as shifting one's mindset....

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January 1, 2018

Sticky New Year’s Resolutions

Let's resolve to make our New Year's Resolutions stick! When setting goals (resolutions!) keep them as specific, attainable and time-bound...

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December 25, 2017

Get a head start on the new year

It's hard to get back into the swing of things after a long, relaxing break, so give your child a...

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December 18, 2017

Be flexible and “roll” with unexpected change

This holiday season something is bound to happen that will require you to change your plan. Being flexible and "rolling"...

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December 4, 2017

Know teacher expectations

Know teacher expectations. It’s a terrible feeling getting a paper back from the teacher with a less-than-desirable grade and thinking...

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November 27, 2017

Keeping long-term assignments in focus

Most students focus on the homework that is due the next day to the detriment of the bigger assignments due...

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November 20, 2017

“Park” extraneous thoughts

Students need a way to keep track of the random thoughts that pop into their heads at random times. (Some...

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November 13, 2017

Choice is empowering

Choice is empowering. When a student makes the decision about how he’s going to approach a certain task or assignment,...

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November 6, 2017

Create a checklist to get unstuck

To foster more independence around homework, create a “getting unstuck checklist” with your child. Many students give up easily or...

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October 30, 2017

Take time to create a homework agenda

Many schools are moving toward having teachers post nightly homework assignments online via a schoolwide app or individual classroom websites....

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