How to end homework struggles

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How to end homework struggles

In homes across America every evening you will hear some families having homework struggles. This is pretty common. There are some things to think about. What's causing the struggle? Is it because my child is really having difficulty learning and difficulty with the material. Maybe there is a learning difficulty or difference going on. Or is it that my child just gets distracted by everything and wants to do other things? Or perhaps there is just no time and no structure for homework. So start off by thinking about when should we do homework. And I say "we" because you need to be involved somewhat to help them get started. How long should my child be doing homework for? If it is 3 hours, maybe it's just too much. Is there too much pressure on my child and what kind of help do they need? If you are not the right person to help your child with homework, find someone who can help them but don't do your child's homework for them. See it as a positive thing, not something to dread every night.

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Rona Renner, RN

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Rona Renner has been a Registered Nurse for 46 years with a wide range of experience in health care. In the last 20 years she has focused her attention on pediatrics, parent education and advocacy, ADHD and learning differences. In 1992, she was trained by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center as a temperament counselor to help parents understand their child's behavior, and she co-wrote the temperament based parenting class manual. In 2002, she founded Childhood Matters, a non-profit organization producing radio shows in English and Spanish. "Nurse Rona" hosted a weekly call-in radio show for over nine years, and has appeared on many television shows, including CNN and 20/20. Rona is the author of Is That Me Yelling, a book aimed to help parents learn how to effectively communicate with their kids by focusing on their child's unique temperament, and their ownShe loves working with parents one-on-one, in groups, or in large workshops. Rona is happily married, has four adult children, and two grandsons.

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