ERIC Number: ED491176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Same Homework, New Plan: How to Help Your Disorganized Kid Sit Down and Get It Done
Hoyle, Sally G.
Child Welfare League of America (NJ3)
This book offers easy-to-follow steps that busy parents can readily implement to decrease homework meltdowns and help kids achieve their academic potential. Written for all parents of kids ages 7 to 16--regardless of whether the problem is a homework power struggle, ADHD, unidentified giftedness, or something else--this book shows parents the techniques they need to win the homework war. Parents will learn how to: (1) establish a homework routine that is tailored to learning style and family needs; (2) help children manage and overcome organizational problems; (3) make teachers allies; (4) use a combination of inexpensive office supplies, high-tech gadgets, and easy-to-follow activities to boost children's self-confidence and independent learning skills; and (5) implement an organizational plan. "Same Homework, New Plan" is an indispensable tool for any family with school-age children. The following chapters are included in the book: (1) The Homework Wars; (2) The Causes and Costs of Underachievement; (3) Homework According to Hoyle: Short-Term Solutions for Tonight; (4) Homework According to Hoyle: Helping Your Child Become Organized for the Long-Term; (5) Low-Tech and High-Tech Homework Aids; (6) Your Homework Allies: The Teacher, the School, and Other Supports; (7) Coaches' Corner: Tips and Techniques to Help Parents Keep it Together; (8) The Homework Activist; (9) I Finished My Homework; and (10) Resources for Students and Families.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Independent Study, Cognitive Style, Homework, Parent Role, Self Esteem, Study Skills, Learning Strategies, Underachievement, Educational Technology
Child Welfare League of America. 440 First Street, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085. Tel: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.