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Top 10 Ways Parents Can Help with Homework

Helping your child with his homework doesn't mean doing it for him! Get 10 tips for the best ways you can assist your child during homework time so that he learns and grows from his assignments and scores some A's this school year.

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Provide a Suitable Environment and Materials


It's important to provide your child a quiet, well-lit space, away from distractions and with all the right study materials — paper, pens and pencils, a dictionary, a desk or large table, and whatever else he may need to be comfortable yet productive. Right after school, have your child look over his assignments to see what textbooks and materials he needs. We've all had to make those last-minute runs to the store for a protractor or poster board, or back to school for a book left in the locker — no fun!

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September 1, 2014



Don't forget to hydrate! Forego sugary juices and sodas and pack a bottle of water in your child's lunch. If your child likes a little more flavor, spice it up with lemon, lime, cucumbers, or fresh fruit.


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