Homework and Studying

Homework and Studying

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What role should parents play in their children's school lives ?
Are homework and studying useful ?
Does that mean discipline is not important during the homework and study period ?
How can we prevent homework and studying from becoming an all-out battle ?
Can parents help children learn how to learn ?
What are the main learning strategies we should make children aware of ?
In dealing with homework are boys really different from girls ?
Girls and homework: is it always easier for them ?
My child often forgets to write down what he is supposed to do so we never quite know what his homework is. How should we react ?
My child's teacher is known for giving a lot of homework and it takes my child two to three hours to complete it. What can I do ?
... and the ones your children ask you.
What's the point in doing homework if the teacher doesn't even correct it ?
Why should I be forced to read if I don't like it ?
... and many other questions !

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Date de parution 01 janvier 0001
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MarieClaude Béliveau
HOMEWORKANDSTUDYING
Mother and Child University Hospital Center
HOMEWORK ANDSTUDYING
MarieClaude Béliveau
HOMEWORK ANDSTUDYING
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Library and Archives Canada cataloguing in publication
Béliveau, MarieClaude, 1961
Homework and studying (Questions answers for parents) Translation of: Les devoirs et les leçons. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 9782896191895
1. Homework  Miscellanea. 2. Education  Parent participation  Miscel lanea. 3. Learning disabled children  Education  Miscellanea. I. Title. II. Series: Questions answers for parents. LB1048.B4213 2009 371.3028’1 C20099423715
Graphic design: Nicole Tétreault Cover photo: Charline Provost Interior photos: Nancy Lessard, Charline Provost
DiffusionDistribution :  in Quebec – Prologue inc. Éditions du CHU SainteJustine 3175, chemin de la CôteSainteCatherine Montréal (Quebec) H3T 1C5 Telephone:฀(514)฀345-4671฀•฀Fax:฀(514)฀345-4631www.chusaintejustine.org/editions © Éditions du CHU SainteJustine, 2010 All rights reserved ISBN : 9782896191987 (print) ISBN : 9782896191895 (pdf) Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2010 Library and Archives Canada, 2010
The SainteJustine Hospital Foundation wishes to thank the generous donors who contributed to UniverSanté des familles and made it possible to create this new collection for families. Thank you for your support… for the love of children!
Table of Contents
Parents of schoolchildren: a role to be defined } What role should parents play in their children’s school lives? ................................. 11 } What “levers” can parents use to help children acquire greater independence during homework and study period? .................. 12 }13 Are homework and studying useful? ................... } What conditions can parents create to help children become truly committed to their homework? ............................................... 15 } Is it necessary to supervise children closely to make the home study period profitable? ..........16 } Does that mean discipline is not important during the homework and study period? ............ 16 } Do some children require more of a disciplinary structure than others? ...................... 17 } How can we prevent homework and studying from becoming an allout battle?.......... 18 } Should parents allow children to do homework in front of the television? ................... 19 } Are there concrete things parents can do to make children more comfortable while doing homework and studying? ........................... 21
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
Helping children learn } If too much supervision is as bad as not enough, how can parents help children study? ... 23 } Can parents help children “learn how to learn”? ........................................... 23 } In concrete terms, how can parents help children “learn how to learn”? ............................ 25 } What are the main learning strategies we should make children aware of? ..................... 26 } How can parents recognize the approach children naturally use in learning and others they do not use enough? ........................... 28 } What is meant by simultaneous processing? ....... 28 } What is meant by sequential (or successive) processing? ............................................................ 29 } In short, what is the most effective way to learn? .......................................................... 31 Special needs } In dealing with homework, are boys really different from girls? .................................... 33 } How can parents help boys become more committed to homework? ........................... 34 } Girls and homework: is it always easier for them?................................................................ 35 } How can we help girls with homework and studying? ........................................................ 37 } My child has a lot of difficulty at school and with homework. How can I tell if he has a learning disorder? ....................................... 39
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} How can learning disorders affect children’s school life and personal development? ............... 40 } As parents of a child with a learning disorder, how can we help with homework and studying? ........................................................ 41 } Can my child’s difficulty with homework and studying be due to an attention deficit disorder or hyperactivity?.......................... 44 } How can we help children with attention deficit, with or without hyperactivity, to do their homework? ............................................... 46 }oolfromectschtheacecnatpxeewnWhisssaat if our child displays learning problems?.............. 48
Frequently asked questions } My child’s teacher is known for giving a lot of homework, and it takes my child two to three hours to complete it. What can I do? ................... 51 } My son’s teacher, on a regular basis, asks him to take home work he has not finished in class, on top of homework. Is this normal? ..... 51 } If homework is assigned on Friday for thenextweek,isitbetterforchildrento do it on the weekend to get it over with? ......... 52 } We get home from work at 6 p.m. and the race begins: dinner to prepare, our firstgrader’s homework, bathtime, etc. How can I find time to help our fourthgrader who constantly demands my presence? ............... 52
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
} My son has learning problems, which makes homework time complicated. My daughter has always done well in school and makes unkind remarks about her brother, which discourages him and causes a lot of tension at home. What can I do? ............................................................53 } My child often forgets to write down what he is supposed to do, so we never quite know what his homework is. How should we react? ...... 53 } My child hates school and does not learn very much. He is finishing grade one and cannot recite the alphabet. I am seriously thinking of homeschooling him. Is this a solution? .......... 57 } One of my children becomes blocked when faced with a problem and waits for my help without trying to solve it alone. With three schoolaged children, I have trouble responding to everyone’s needs. How can I foster my child’s independence? ........ 58 } My son has had trouble since he started school. This year he changed schools. Is it a good idea to warn his new teacher before the beginning of the school year and give her his report cards? .............................. 58 } I let my child go to school with unfinished homework, to prevent the household from becoming a battle zone and force him to face the consequences of his lack of motivation. What will the teacher think of me as a parent? ................................................. 59