The homework dilemma: Can homework be good for you and your child?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Homework can be a very emotionally charged topic, as the volume of work expected to be done at home creates time management challenges for parents and students alike, starting at very early ages. The social and extra curricular schedules of children and families make very little room for homework or down time. Many parents are working long hours, only to be confronted with children challenged or upset about getting the homework done. So I asked our learning expert, Bonnie Terry, to help us get some perspective on the value of homework and how to prepare children, especially the learning challenged, to handle it well. Terry is a best-selling author of Family Strategies for ADHD Kids, Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, and Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills and one of the co-authors of Amazing Grades is with us today. She is a Board Certified Educational Therapist and internationally recognized as America’s Leading Learning Specialist and the founder of BonnieTerryLearning. Her curriculum materials are used world-wide. Bonnie is also the host of Learning Made Easy Talk Radio and is a frequent media guest. Bonnie is a mother of 3 gifted kids who also happened to have ADHD and several learning problems.

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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna ( and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.