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The Homework Blog

The Homework Blog gives students and their parents the latest homework news, tips, advice and support they need to sensibly and pro-actively deal with their family's homework.

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Jan 16, 2012

Homework Organization and How to Study: An E course for Students

Homework Organization and How to Study: An E course for Intermediate, Middle and High School Students

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Jan 13, 2012

Do You Have A Homework Routine?

It's 2012! Hopefully, you had a relaxing and homework-FREE vacation and are ready to get back into your family's school and homework routine. What? You don't have a homework routine? Every night it's a struggle or a battle or a headache? NOOOOOO! It doesn't have to be that way! Check out these tips about establishing a homework routine that will work for you and your family.

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Dec 9, 2011

50 (yes, 50!) Good Study Tips

I am super excited to announce the 50th good (great!) study tip on my other blog, Good Study Tips. There is a lot of studying and homework help for students, parents and teachers. Check it out...

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Dec 5, 2011

Vacation Homework?!?!?!

I've been against vacation homework- especially those dreaded packets- for years. Whenever people object to the idea of students having homework-free vacation time, I ask, “What would you do if your boss handed you a PACKET of work to do on YOUR vacation?” Check out this video from Race to Nowhere to see how students feel about vacation homework...

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Nov 21, 2011

Your Kids Can Learn Their Sight Words for Less than $5!

I am NOT a fan of holiday and vacation homework, BUT I am a fan of using your time wisely. School is out (woo-hoo!) for Thanksgiving, and you and the kids can bake cookies, watch TV and learn those sight words while everyone is happy, relaxed and full. I've made it easy and totally affordable by reducing the price of my sight word ebook to only $4.99! Amazing...

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Oct 27, 2011

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Read about the lucky Detroit family that won a Homework Makeover. Don't be jealous, though! Just use these tips to make sure that your home is "homework friendly," too!

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Oct 21, 2011

How Much Homework Is Too Much Homework?

We've been asking that question around here for years! Read what the folks at Psychology Today say about it...

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Oct 16, 2011

Sight Word E Book

P.S. If you want your child to become a confident and fluent reader, make absolutely certain that they know every, single sight word. Download my e book How to Teach Sight Words the Fun & Easy Way. Don’t wait for someone else to help your child- and don’t wait another minute.

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Oct 11, 2011

How to Teach Sight Words the Fun & Easy Way

Sight words are the most commonly read words in the English language, and good readers are sight word masters. Parents, make absolutely certain that your child knows Every. Single. One. You're not sure? Help is here!

I am soooo excited to announce that the e book that I have been working on for what seems like a lifetime (lol) is finished! At 97 pages long, How to Teach Sight Words the Fun & Easy Way is chock-full of everything you need to know about sight words, including how to figure out which sight words your child needs to learn and then how to have fun teaching those words! I could tell you more, but why not check it out for yourself...

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Oct 2, 2011

How to Teach Sight Words: Kindergarten and Beyond. COMING SOON!

I am not quite sure if that's the final title, but I am definitely about to debut a brand new sight words e book with tons of information! Parents and teachers know how important sight words are for reading success, and that's why 100 Most Common Sight Words is one of this site's most popular page month after month, year after year. Wait until you see the e book!

Sep 24, 2011

I Get It, But I Still Don't Really Get It

The other morning my son tried to explain to me why it makes more sense for his friend to do his homework and not turn it in than to not do it at all (my argument). I was so confused by his thinking that the only thing I could do was check out this post!

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Sep 20, 2011

Why This Family Might Move to Finland

This article is tongue-in-cheek, isn't it? I mean, you wouldn't really move to another country because of its homework policy, would you? I don't know... sounds like a plan...

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Sep 18, 2011

10 Best Homework Tips for Busy and Fed-Up Families

The kids have been in school for a few weeks, so you're probably feeling the Homework Blues by now. Don't despair! Check out these homework tips...

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Sep 12, 2011

Sales Are Booming- Thanks So Much!

I just wanted to thank those of you that have purchased How to Organize Your Homework and Study Each Subject So You Can Get Good Grades and Have A Life! I wrote this e book to help students and families- and it looks like it's working!

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Sep 9, 2011

5 People You Should Know At Your Child's School

I totally agree with this! I am still amazed how many parents never meet their child's teacher...

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Sep 8, 2011

Everybody's Back to School, Right?

My children have been back in school for more than a month, but many families just returned to school this week. Do yourself a BIG favor and check out my Back to School article. Oh, and don't forget to print out the Homework Questions to Ask the Teacher at Back to School Night!

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Sep 2, 2011

Too Pretty to Do Homework?

Seriously, JC Penney? Check out this article from Huffington Post... (and don't buy this t-shirt!)

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Aug 28, 2011

"Tears Were Shed, Every Night..."

The discussion about homework (how much, what kind, how often, etc.) rages, but I doubt that there is ever going to be a consensus. Of course, we don't all have to agree, do we? Just do what is best for you and your family- like the parents in this Smithsonian Magazine article.

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Aug 23, 2011

Wait- You Should NOT Help Your Kids with Their Homework?

This article is amazing! I might just link to it every day! "There is no evidence that actual achievement is enhanced through parental involvement in homework." WHAT?!?!?!? Somebody better tell the millions of parents struggling with their children's homework every night...

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Aug 22, 2011

Check out Good Study Tips for Some Really Good Study Tips!

I have shared links to my other site, Good Study Tips once or twice on the Family Homework Answers blog, but I'd like to take this opportunity to officially invite you over! The posts are written for older students (high school, college+) and their families. Lots of good stuff- if I do say so, myself!

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