Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Parents: Helping with Homework

We receive correspondence from parents and teachers worldwide on a variety of topics. One topic that is of concern to both parents and teachers is homework. While is a great resource for learning, parents must provide their children with the necessary support and structure, so that they can complete their assignments at home.

Here is a great resource for parents that clearly spells out a plan for helping your child succeed.
The following subjects are addressed:
  • Why Homework is a Concern for the Whole Family
  • How to Help - Showing that You Think Education and Homework are Important
  • How to Help - Monitor Assisgnements
  • How to Help - Provide Guidance
  • How to Help - Talk with Someone at School to Resolve Problems
It also includes a Checklist for Helping your Child with Homework.

Remember, if you are doing your child's homework or struggling to get him/her to complete assignments, you are not alone, and there are resources to help manage this available to you.

Happy Holidays!


  1. As parents it is important that we approach the homework issue professionally. I regularly download spelling worksheets from websites like and recently bought fonts for teachers .......

    .. to improve my twin boys handwriting issues. It is imperative that we work together with teachers!

  2. We at completely agree. Check out the September newsletter and blog for great resources on homework help and parental school involvement. This month we feature links on how to create good study habits, good homework environments, and positive ways to keep the lines of communication open with your teachers all year long. Everyone shares the same goal - a successful school year!