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Should Homework be Banned?

Lets hope so! Your kids will be happy! Credit: Getty Images
Parents want their teens to just say no to drugs. And sex. And, sometimes, even Facebook. But just saying no to homework? Now, there's a platform teens can get behind.
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High school students should have two hour a night limit, expert say.

Homework Help Tips: 7 Ideas for Getting it Done

Let your kids have some play time before they start on their homework. Credit: Getty Images
Homework. Is there any other word that can instantly cause children to groan and parents to wince? And, too often, homework is a battlefield: Kids...
Homework turning into a horror story? Here's some advice on getting it done.

Boy Fakes Kidnapping To Hide Report Card

An Alabama boy pretended to have been kidnapped to avoid bringing home a bad report card. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
An Alabama boy received a bad report card and didn't want to show his family. So he did what so many kids have done. ...

Ball and Chain Traps Kids Into Studying

Should homework feel like punishment? Image: sxc.hu
For some kids, doing homework is pure torture. Being forced to sit still and concentrate on something boring while fun things are happening elsewhere can feel like punishment where the only...

Green Easter Baskets, Bullying, and Homework - Links We Love

Juggling work, family, school got you with too many balls in the air? Try one of these fabulous organizational tools ... download for free! -- Mommy Track'd If you're redoing your kids' bedroom and have, oh, an extra $10,000 to spare, these...

Homework - Do You Help?

Last March, my preschooler brought home information about the school's read-a-thon. It was my first academic challenge as a parent, and I was determined to do it right. We read books morning, noon and night, during meals, and even in the tub. A month...

Is homework necessary?

As kids head back to school with new backpacks and sneakers and grins missing teeth, you're breathing a sigh of relief. Right? Isn't that what you're doing?
Well, maybe not if your child is going to school for the first...

Riding the subway - to school?

How do your kids get to school? How did you get to school when you were a kid? Taking the yellow school bus, walking or riding a bike may all seem like normal methods of getting to school. In the modern world, we drive and carpool as well. But what...

Getting too involved with your kid's homework, or not

One aspect of parenting I have never allowed myself to indulge in is doing my children's homework for them. Sure, I am always available for a question or the small editing job, but actually doing it for them? Uh, no. My parents had the same approach...

When do you do homework?

Now that Ellie is in first grade in a public school, she has homework. Every day, she brings home a sheet or two of work that must be completed by her, signed by me, and returned to school the following day. At first, she was excited about homework...

Homework for parents

The New York Times is reporting on a teacher in New Jersey who requires his students' parents to do some homework along with their children. Parents have to read an assignment -- Franz Kafka story, Section 1 of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" and a...

Why am I doing freshman science write-ups when I am 37?

For the past eight years my son has attended a Waldorf school. It was a wonderful education and one that suited him well during his early years. Now he is in a mainstream public high school and our lives have changed drastically. Please note how I...

Text messaging homework angers parents

I am pretty clueless when it comes to text messaging. I know how to do it, I just don't know about all those strange abbreviations and acronyms that kids employ to get their message across. If I cared enough about it, I could learn about them here....

Shy children suffer in school?

I wasn't exactly shy as a child, but there were times when I didn't raise my hand in class even though I knew the correct answer. A new study says some kids are too shy to raise their hands in class and therefore teachers shouldn't ask them to. Not...

Mother's Day without the kids

This year I will be without my children for Mother's Day. Somehow I have landed every other holiday or significant day in the loose visitation plan I share with my ex-husband, save this one. Yesterday he asked me in the somewhat tentative manner we...

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