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Hassle-Free Homework? Is it possible???

According to an article by Barbara Minton in at  Natural News.com  it is.  She proposes that parents can benefit (and so can kids) by returning the responsibility of homework back to the actual person who is affected–the kid!  It might seem counter-intuitive to … Continue reading

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Are you and your kids ready for School to start?

Here are some tips to help smooth the transition from summer to school.  All of them apply for all age groups, but you may want to modify the specifics for your child.  For a Good Morning start, get a good … Continue reading

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Sharpen your vision–don’t get distracted!

  For lots of us, there is tooooo much going on that keeps us from focusing upon what's important.  We could take a tip from how a telescope or binoculars work: they block out everything except what they're pointing at.  The … Continue reading

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About “The Homework Coach”

Hi,  I’m Judy Armes, MS       As a Student, a Wife, a Mom, a Grandma, a Foster Parent, an Aunt, a Sister and a serious observer of human nature, I’ve been  involved in education and relationships all my life. My First Career—Always interested … Continue reading

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A kitchen timer cures homework fights

This may be a low-tech procedure…but sometimes with littler kids the kitchen timer has more authority than mom's nagging.  Susan Kennedy Wynne provides some useful hints about how to use the kitchen timer (instead of "the whip") to encourage young … Continue reading

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Homework: a Subject or a Strategy?

So many of the students in our area (Washington State) are baffled by their teacher's insistence that homework is still important to DO–even though at the highschool level is is not graded! Because the homework is not graded (and the … Continue reading

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Using Time-outs Effectively for Homework Success

According to Rodney at the Romow Education Blog: "Timeouts are an effective, powerful way to teach your children to behave. Timeouts can, however, be manipulated by a smart young child that wants to avoid doing their homework. Some children would … Continue reading

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