In Praise of Praise – The Right Words Can Motivate Your Child

Praise is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to homework. Research shows that by simply praising effort rather than intelligence, kids will develop greater motivation to keep trying, even when the going gets tough. Dr. Carol Dweck conducted a landmark study on the effects of praise on 400 fifth graders. One at a time, […]

Breaking Your Child’s Bad Homework Habits: Helping Your Disorganized Child

Some children are naturally organized while others struggle to maintain any semblance of neatness. The latter are the children who stuff crumpled papers in their backpacks, struggle to keep track of assignments, and don’t get started on long-term projects until the night before. There are ways parents can help — without standing over them night […]