Homework Made Simple – Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework
By Ann K. Dolin
This book is for any parent who has ever experienced stress, self-doubt, and anxiety over their child's homework. In Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework, Dolin, an educator with over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience, reveals the core problems that commonly lead to homework stress. She identifies six key student profiles: Disorganization, Rushing, Procrastination, Avoidance, Inattention, and Frustration and provides tips and strategies to deal with the each type. The reader will find over 100 proven solutions to tackle difficult situations and the challenging homework problems that accompany them. Winner of Mom's Choice, Ben Franklin, and Foreword Book Reviews award.
"...There are several features that make this book stand out among the others. One is that the book will be helpful to any family regardless of parenting style, home situation, or the particular issues that are getting in the way of a child's successful homework completion. In fact each section of this book is potentially useful to all parents, even those whose children are completing homework without complaint. Good study habits, such as being organized and effectively managing time, will serve kids throughout their lives. Dolin's tone, which is uniquely encouraging and empathetic, is another reason to choose this guide to good study habits....Parents who are ready to do what it takes to support their kids will appreciate having a place to start and an encouraging coach. Most of all, they will appreciate seeing that their efforts make a difference."
"Kids are coming home with more and more homework these days and this poses a problem for them and their parents. Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed., a former public school teacher with more than 20 years experience, offers lots of good advice in Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework for parents of children from age six to 18 and identifies six key types of children who struggle with school and homework. She spells out six study skills that need to be developed and the organization of time that help students master content and build self-confidence. In a very real way, this is homework for adults and well worth reading."
"...This book is absolutely full of good, solid, easy to understand and implement ideas to make homework at your house way easier. There are so many things about this book that I like and that as an ADD Mom, I appreciate. The book is well organized and easy to read. Each section begins with a 'Goals' box outlining what that chapter will cover. Sprinkled throughout the book are stories of parents and children, each used to illustrate a point. You can really relate to these parents, their children, and the homework problems that they have and it truly makes understanding the concepts much easier. I highly recommend that you buy this book, whether your children are 5 or 15....I haven't seen a book like this in a long time; each and every page contains so much valuable information that you can put to use. I guarantee that if you buy it, it will become a valued resource that you will turn to time and time again."
"Discusses the core problems that commonly cause homework stress and helps parents identify six key types of students who struggle with school and homework. Solutions are offered to help each type, providing lots of examples and easy-to-implement, fun tips."
"Full of great homework tips, this book is a must have for any parent who has school age children who is looking for resources to aid them in being successful and limiting overall frustration. The author has laid out a book that typifies children into having different homework habits...
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. 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!"
"A significant battle is fought nightly at kitchen tables throughout America wherein parents and children participate in the Homework Wars. These nightly battles generally conclude without a victor and with many victims. Primary among the casualties is often the parent/child relationship. Enter Ann Dolin! Ms. Dolin applies her teaching and tutoring experience with thousands of struggling students to provide parents with an immensely readable, useful and insightful book....I recommend this book highly to any parent who struggles with a struggling student. It offers sound, field-tested advice and provides parents with the information and the inspiration that is needed in order to return your kitchen table to a site of harmony, understanding, sharing...and success."
— Richard D. Lavoie, author of The Motivation Breakthrough and creator/producer of THE FAT CITY VIDEO
Author: Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed.
274 pages, Trade paperback, 14 b&w photographs, Charts, Resources, 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 978-0-9714609-8-0 $14.95
Pub Date: September 16, 2010
Published by: Advantage Books
Distributed by: National Book Network (NBN)