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HOW CAN I HELP MY 13 YEAR OLD TO START STUDYING ON HER OWN?

In Topics: Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago

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Louiseasl
Sep 11, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk!

This is a challenging question as many parents, including myself, have a history of "overseeing" homework and study habits in order to ensure that their child has completed work for school.  Yet, as our kids move in to the older grades, we need to give them more independence AND responsibility.  This is tough!

Some techniques could include a contract between parent and child.  Essentially outlining what is expected, what are reasonable parameters (eg. Will finish homework within two hours from completion of dinner and before going online with friends) and any consequences (loss of privileges).  

Also, there is online help, in addition to resources found here on Education.com.  Check out Dr. Lynne Kenney, The Family Coach for her Homework Centers ideas.
Here is the link: http://www.lynnekenney.com/dr-lynne-weighs-in/

Also, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions by Dr. Michele Borba is an excellent resource.

GOOD LUCK!

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