The Learning Habit

The Learning Habit

A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting That Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life

eBook - 2014
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"Homework gets a bad rap these days. Overscheduled kids (and parents) complain that it's pointless busy work without academic value. The truth is, homework offers our kids the opportunity to learn much more than what will be "on the test"--including essential life skills and learning habits that will help them succeed in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow. These skills include concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-discipline. This practical and parent-friendly book presents a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the stress of everyday routine, getting beyond the daily struggle to harness the true value of homework. Presenting eight critical skills kids need to master, as well as a 21-day challenge for parents and kids, this book combines rigorous research with time-tested hands-on techniques to help kids thrive, academically and beyond"--
"A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works - and what doesn't Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of "screen time," it's hard for kids - and parents - to know what's most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed - not just do well "on the test" -- but develop the learning habits they'll need to thrive throughout their lives? This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those "stress times" into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow - skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, Perigee Trade,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780698139251
0698139259
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Sep 23, 2015

I enjoyed reading this book. I will recommend it to all parents . It is filled with many "case study" that you will find it to be very accurate, because you will find yourself in the same situation. It gives you ideas and "21 Family Challenges" on how we can deal with "the maze of homework, media use, and everyday stress that families with school-age children..."

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