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Homework case study #2: The refuser

What happens when your child goes on a schoolwork strike? One expert weighs in.

Should kids get summer homework?

Pointless busywork or essential academic upkeep? The experts weigh in on the hot debate.

My Kindergartner Hates Doing Homework

My son is in kindergarten and he already hates doing his homework. He cries and whines about it. I tried rewarding him with chocolate but I don't want to have to bribe him to do his homework. How can I motivate him or make it...

How much homework is too much?

Grade-by-grade guidelines for what kids can reasonably be expected to do.

Parents' Top Tips for Surviving Homework … Without Tears

Get homework off your most dreaded list with seasoned advice from parents of elementary students.

Homework case study #1: The foot-dragger

Lift up those proverbially dragging feet with these homework hints.

Homework case study #3: Scattershot syndrome

Distraction, disorder, disarray: Is this more than ordinary homework pain?

Do our kids have too much homework?

Has your child shed tears over the amount of homework he has? Has he stayed up until 10 p.m. working on assignments? Have you sacrificed your weekends for homework?

Homework case study #4: Disorganization disorder

One middle-schooler struggles not with the academics but the assignment itself.

My Fifth-Grader Rushes Through His Homework

My son is smart, but he rushes through his homework and then gets some of it w rong. When I ask him about the problems, he is able to tell me the correct answers. How can I get him to not rush through his homework...

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