Hopefully your family has had a smooth transition to the routines of school. Here are a few tips to improve homework struggles and to get the most out of the up-coming October parent-teacher conferences. Schedule yours today! HOMEWORK TIPS…… Allow your child time to decompress after school. A light, healthy snack a chat with you or about 20 minutes outside can do wonders when it is time to sit down and focus on homework. Make homework time the same time each day. Building homework into the regular routine will decrease homework battles. Assume your child will need about 10 minutes of time, per grade level. So expect a fifth grade student to need about 50 minutes a day for homework. Most importantly, try to get homework done before tiredness sets in. Homework will take twice as long and be at least twice as difficult the later it is done. Help your child know when it’s time to move on. There comes a point of diminished returns when it comes to homework. If your child is... Continue reading Welcome Back to School Parents!