Category Archives: Does Homework Work?

Is homework helpful?

At least one educator believes that homework has no long-term benefits, and may instead be harmful to kids.

Help for kids with math disabilities

Many readers would agree that homework time can be stressful – for some kids, schoolwork is frustrating enough that they’ll use almost any tactic to avoid it. Kids with learning problems often find homework to be an especially difficult time. Parents might teach the material in a different way, or using different language than the…

How parents can help young teens at school

Parents of adolescents know that it can be a difficult stage for kids. Schoolwork can sometimes take a back seat to stress about physical changes, along with social and relationship concerns. Add to these factors an increasing desire and need for independence, and it can leave parents uncertain as to how they can support their…

Homework problems? Check your eyes.

If your child gets headaches or eye strain during homework time, or even if he or she has reading problems, optometrists suggest an eye exam. As many as one in twenty children suffer from “convergence insufficiency”, in which the eye muscles must work harder to focus on text. The eyes have to turn slightly inward…