In our 10th podcast, Christine and I riff on school life (and why crap homework isn’t necessarily the worst thing). We also share 10 really good tips for handling homework.
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Ah, that adorable, inexorable toddler desire to “be a big kid.” Here’s how Dr. Efrat Schorr handled it with respect to an older sibling going to school.
Connie passed along a homework technique she and her niece devised to make papers easier to read and correct: My older niece likes to check over her homework when she's done. When it's something like matching words to their definitions or word search, she often has trouble following the lines she's drawn to make sure […]
Sara's simple hack for adding variety to Pre-K and kindergarten homework assignments: My daughter's in pre-k this year, and with it she has "homework" for the first time. And not fun, project homework, but rather rote "practice tracing your letters" homework. Necessary, but not something my 4 year-old or I consider fun. One hack I've […]
Melanie's tips for setting off on the right foot with homework: I’m a teacher as well as a mom. A good homework hack is to have a place or station set up where your child can do homework. Have pencils, erasers, ruler, pencil crayons, paper, etc. all available in that dedicated spot. They could be […]
Jill from Atlanta had a wonderful idea: while I get back on my feet posting-wise, how about a little open discussion about homework tips? Most of us are likely in the grace period before the big-time assignments, so let's talk about ideas for getting off to a good start. Some ice-breakers: Where and when does […]
Sara shares yet another great use for the ubiquitous timer: Now that we're back at school, I was reminded of this hack my mother used on me to teach me time management skills. I was the type of kid that would get settled to do homework, and then have to pop up to sharpen a […]
On Blogging Baby the other day, Jenifer Scharpen suggested (or rather, was suggested to by her daughter's kindergarten teacher) that all homework papers and supplies be kept in a lidded plastic bin on top of the refrigerator. That way, when it came homework time, everything would be in one place, ready to go. Seems like […]
Jill in Grand Rapids, MI has a suggestion regarding the evening homework time crunch: For parents who work full time, one gem of scheduling genius we found has been to have our second grader do some of her homework in the morning before school, at the sitter's house. We drop her off an hour before […]
Overparenting. The term carries a whiff of judgement, as if the line between “just right” and “too much” parenting were obvious. But it’s not that simple, particularly because many of us live in a culture that pushes more and more involvement…sometimes more than even we feel is okay. In Episode 110 of Edit Your Life, […]