Helping with Homework Usually Backfires

Helping with Homework Usually Backfires

It may seem like a perfectly reasonable thing to do: your kid has homework and needs help, so you sit down with them and provide a helping hand. Many of us can remember sitting with our own parents and puzzling through some tricky bit of schoolwork.

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  • 5 Things That Make High School Sports Awesome

    Many people tend to take a fairly limited view of high school athletics. The risk of injuries, such as concussions, tends to generate a lot of attention, not to mention headlines. Other aspects draw attention too, such as the emphasis on sporting scholarships to college. But there’s a lot more to high school athletics than this — being on a team can have positive lifelong ramifications. Here are the top five!

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  • 3 must-ask questions to get you through your parent-teacher conferences

    Parent-teacher conferences are the kid version of your performance review. Most employers these days require their staff to fill out a self-evaluation, and you should do the same with your child. Asking “What am I going to hear?” may protect you from nasty surprises. Even better, it's great practice for your child.

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  • Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

    With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.

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  • 8 Steps for a Smooth After-school Routine

    If getting your kids out the door in the morning is as tricky to coordinate as a rocket launch, it’s no wonder that coming home in the afternoon can feel like a crash landing. With so many distractions and so much to get done, you need to be strategic about your post-school schedule.

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  • De-Stressing a Teen

    One in three teens experiences enough stress that those around them should feel concerned. The question is what to do about it.

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