for your children's first day of school
guide to homework
Ease Your Child into a New Routine. Have him or
her go to bed at school-night bedtime a few nights before the
first day. Set an alarm clock for the correct school wake-up time.
Try a School Bus Run. Go over your child's school bus route
with him or her if it's going to be a first-time bus ride. Find
out how long the ride is, and talk about things like bus safety.
Homework tends to receive a mixed press. While some
parents complain their children shouldnˇ¦t be asked to do work at
home until they reach secondary school age, others consider that
children, particularly those aged 7 to 11, are not given enough.
This article covers the four questions most frequently asked by
- What is homework?
- What is its value?
- How long should it take?
- What is the best way to help?
- Read more
your child will face in Secondary School
Examinations are rites of passage in a child's
life: defining moments by which much that happens before or after
is measured. A lot rides on them too: a coveted University place,
or the entrance onto the training course to follow the career
the child has always dreamed of. Read
your child with homework
In schools today, the pressure on children to
do well is so great that it is beginning to affect parents as
well. It is estimated that parents spend an average of 6 hours
a week on helping their children with homework. So why do parents
help their children with homework? The simple answer is because
they want to. Parents feel they can reduce some of the pressure
on their children by helping them and making sure they do their
homework as thoroughly as possible. Read