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Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions to Stress-Free Homework Paperback – September 16, 2010
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Homework Made Simple should be in every parent's library. Ms. Dolin offers solid tips and advice for all kinds of students, including procrastinators, avoiders, and inattentive ones.
Each chapter has goals, charts and tip sheets, real life examples, and lots of solutions.
The book is easy to read and understand and offers parents a step by step guide to making homework stress free.
Ms. Dolin knows a lot about her subject and she seems to share every bit of it. There is not a single wasted word in this entire book.
If you have a child in school, you need to buy this book!
1. The Disorganized
2. The Rusher
3. The Procrastinator
4. The Avoider
5. The Inattentive
6. The Easily Frustrated
If you are not familiar at what type of challenges your child is facing with homework and what type of type your child is, the author also helps with this with some easy to use checklists that help you to identify this for yourself.
The author goes on to do a great job at troubleshooting with you the reader, providing helpful hints and tips that will seemingly help quite a bit.
Overall, I liked the flow of the book as well as how easy the tips are to implement. I would highly recommend this book to others!
There have been many instances when I was reluctant to assign homework for fear that my students would not complete the assignment according to my specifications, or because the assignment might create an undue mental, emotional, or academic strain on the family. When I read Ms. Dolin's book I realized that although my concerns are logical, they don't have to prevent me from providing the opportunity for families to work together to reinforce a student's academic skills. In fact, if every family had this book in their hands, then many of my concerns would be allayed. In Homework Made Simple, Ann Dolin has created a profile that fits nearly every type of student. Accompanying each profile is an extensive list of strategies to help that particular type of student find success and well-being during the homework process. I am certain that whatever homework issue plagues your family, you can find a wealth of information in this book that will enhance the homework experience for everyone. In fact, I have used many of her recommendations during my in-class work with students. This book is a must-read for parents and teachers alike.
Dolin distinguishes between the different types of personalities and how to address their specific schooling problems. This is greatly helpful because, of course, not all kids are the same! A child that suffers from being inattentive is different from one who procrastinates, or rushes, for instance.
The book offers specific solutions depending on your particular situation. This was greatly appreciated compared to the many broader and more generic books on this topic. I would definitely recommend this book.
With over twenty years of teaching and tutoring experience, Dolin has written Homework Made Simple to help parents help their children to learn how to do their homework, thus taking the stress out of the homework experience. In the preface, she recognizes that "there is no one cure-all for homework challenges." Thus, she seeks to share solutions that are diverse and reflect the specific problems that different students encounter. The book is divided into three sections. In Part I, "Getting Started," the three chapters deal with finding the real problem, how parenting styles affect homework, and some principles that will work for all kids.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still in the process of reading it but so far very good information that I will be sure to put to use on my eight year old.Published 11 months ago by Mckal
GREAT book with lots of ideas that are sooo useful immediately!Published 12 months ago by grandma n
A great book with excellent insight and strategies to help your child improve their homework skills and academic performance.Published 13 months ago by Cassandra G., Long Beach, CA
If you are looking for hands-on practical ideas to help your child with homework woes this is for you. This is not a book telling you what you already know. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nicole Hyland
This is such a great book with many tips for different types of kids. I feel like I have so many new tools to try for this school year. The best homework book I've read! Read morePublished 18 months ago by AZreader
Hope to use it with students to give tips for getting their home work done. I haven't read it yet, but it came on time and in great condition.Published 23 months ago by Leslie J. Holland
This book is by far the best I have read on helping kids with homework!! Whether you have a child that has ADD/ADHD or just one that struggles with homework this book is for you! Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by Shannon C. Walsh