Homework Headaches? How to Help Without Taking Over

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Get Your Child Unstuck

Give your kid some guidance on his homework without doing his work for him. If he’s having trouble getting started, try rewording the directions in a simpler way. If he’s stumped on a math problem, use different numbers to walk him through an example, and let him try the problem over again. If he’s stuck on a writing prompt, write the first sentence with him to get the momentum going.