Helping Your Child With Homework

Every September, there's excitement in the air. The start of the new school year means new teachers, new friends (and seeing old ones again), and new clothes and school supplies — backpacks, pencils and fresh notebooks waiting to be written in.

There's nothing that can put a damper on that excitement like the realization that along with all the fun stuff, September means that homework is back. Homework has a way of feeling like the bad part of school.

Of course, it isn't the bad part of school. It's actually one of the most important parts of school. Homework gives children a chance to

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