Review: Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework

Homework Made Simple

I hope that you have enjoyed reading Ann K. Dolin’s articles for the last week or so all about homework and different kinds of students. Are you still trying to absorb all the information that she shared? I know I am! Ann’s generosity in sharing so many of her articles with me is apparently an […]

In Praise of Praise - The Right Words Can Motivate Your Child


Praise is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to homework. Research shows that by simply praising effort rather than intelligence, kids will develop greater motivation to keep trying, even when the going gets tough. Dr. Carol Dweck conducted a landmark study on the effects of praise on 400 fifth graders. One at a time, […]

Breaking Your Child’s Bad Homework Habits: Four Tips Proven to Help the Procrastinator

There are many students who put off work until the last minute. Although their reasons vary, one thing is for sure – procrastinators underestimate the time it will take to complete their work and overestimate how much time is available to do it. When procrastination impacts academics, students need parental intervention in order to change […]