January 24, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 40

For frustrated families, strategies for homework help

SEATTLE - Homework does not have to be a battle between kids and parents. At a workshop in Seattle today, after-school care providers are learning strategies to help kids of all ages with their homework assignments.

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The trainer, Karen Summers with School’s Out Washington, says parents can use the same tips. Adults can and should be involved in their kids’ homework, as long as they do not do it for them, she says. Summers explained that part of the adult’s role is to encourage a routine and good work habits that help the child learn responsibility.

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