4 ways to help your kids with homework (without doing it for them)

Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Parent involvement in their child’s learning can help improve how well they do in school. However, when it comes to helping kids with homework, it’s not so simple. While it’s important to show support and model learning behaviour, there is a limit to how much help [...]

By |2020-01-24T10:49:09+11:00January 24th, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , |0 Comments

New Trend: No Homework for Elementary Students

Sweeping our country is a new trend: No homework! Many parents are singing the praises of these policies, which remove the nightly nagging of “Have you done your homework?” Plus it frees up time where parents can genuinely connect with their child whether over dinner, or gardening in the backyard without the stress of impending schoolwork. Of [...]

By |2021-03-02T15:01:40+11:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Homework – The Flip Side

I'm a bit over this whole 'homework' debate! Research findings across the years seem to come to pretty much the same conclusion - there's a good side and a bad side to homework. Nothing new here. I've been a primary teacher for 25 years and avoided what I considered to be useless and time-wasting 'fillers' [...]


Every few months, this old argument crops up again: Homework – Good or Bad? Last week the ABC reported on research that suggested that homework was of little use to students of primary school age when it came to improving academic outcomes.   The research also suggested that homework was only had “very limited” and [...]

By |2012-10-28T18:55:37+11:00October 28th, 2012|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments