May We Introduce You To: Homework Made Simple
by Lee Gehrls R&D Coordinator (Volunteer)
Homework is often a challenge for students with ADHD and a helpless feeling for parents. The everyday assignments are tough enough but then there are the special big assignments. You know the ones I’m talking about – the history report or the science project which now becomes a greater time management and organization challenge for your child. As parents we want to support our kids as they learn (not do the work for them) but oftentimes we don’t know how to help them get through these tough learning situations.
Homework Made Simple – Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework
Here are the key features of her book:
- It’s parent/caregiver friendly, easy to read and easy to implement her suggestions.
- The information works for students ages six to 18.
- She points out the important “homework profiles” and how they impact your child and your own “parenting habits”.
- Identification of the six homework problem areas: disorganized, rushes, procrastinates, avoiding, inattentiveness (referring to ADHD), and frustrates easily.
As you read her book, you’ll see that your child might have a challenge in one area, or several areas and you will find out how you fit in as a parent. Each chapter contains charts, goals, tips, real life stories, and lots of solutions for you to draw from. Ms. Dolin even includes examples of how to respond to your child’s questions or how to start your conversation with your child which is sometimes the most difficult step for parents. The book has an easy to reference format for when you need a quick review.
One last suggestion, you may want to check out her website – https://ectutoring.com/in-home-tutoring – where she has blogs that are timely to how kids are learning right now, articles, and other resources.