Homework

Too Much Homework Creates a New Generation of Workaholics

Leah Eichler | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Let's be clear: No one likes homework. Children groan at the thought of more school work biting into their increasingly diminishing free time. The stress of this added load often degenerates into yelling and tears -- often my own. So when a progressive public school in Quebec announced it was banning homework for elementary school children, I cheered.

What I Learned This Week: The Exponential Value of Doing Your Homework

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Living
Andy Nulman

Despite the fact that as a lesson, it's a golden oldie and basic common sense, the ultimate benefit of fastidiously doing one's homework is oft-forgotten in these days of hyper-speed everything. So here's a personal anecdote to illustrate what I mean.

My Daugther's Math Homework Proves I'm Not Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

My 10-year-old daughter brought math questions home from school that I struggled to answer. I drew a complete blank on how to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle. Yep, I can now conclusively answer the question, "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" No. No, I am not.

Can We Digitize School Handouts, Please?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Are we not living in a digital age? For some strange reason, educational facilities, specifically elementary schools, seem to be stubbornly entrenched in a previous era. What is behind this desire to hold on to a communications method that is clearly flawed, to say the least?

What To Do (And What Not To Do) About Bad Grades

Natacha V. Beim | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Alberta
Natacha V. Beim

Your child hands you a report card you have a hard time feeling proud about. Desperate, you at once want to reprimand your child, take as much TV time out of the schedule, ban video games and enroll in the longest possible summer school program to undo the damage. Don't panic.

Is It OK To Laugh If Your Child Cheats on Homework?

Leanne Shirtliffe | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Leanne Shirtliffe

My eight-year-old son has been cheating on his home reading. "How is that possible?" you might ask. "How is it possible that he's been doing this for six weeks and you never noticed?" you might ask.

Getting Your Children to Do Their Homework -- Minus the Headache!

Jenna Em | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Our daily routine was very predictable: my son would arrive home from school, he and his siblings would be given a nutritious snack, and then it would be homework time. That's when the tantrums, rage and complaints would begin. Common complaints were that I was SO mean and unfair, or "torturing" him to do his homework! Here are some tips I have used to get my son to do his homework.

Top 10 Best Homework Excuses

Ken Rabow | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

With exam time coming up once again , you may be raring to go. But seriously, you may feel like someone just kicked you out of a plane without a pa...