Managing homework and learning for life

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -  Homework is a source of stress for many children and families - from lost papers to math that goes over even the parents' head to last-minute scrambles to meet a deadline. But homework also has enormous benefits, not only in helping children master content but in promoting organizational skills and a work ethic that have lifelong value.

So, what is the proper role for parents in helping with homework? And how can parents use homework as an opportunity to help their children build lifelong skills?

This morning, Dr. Marti Erickson, developmental psychologist and co-host of,  shared some tips.

Here are Dr. Marti's 4 C's for Homework:

1. Create a system for managing both the paper and the time. 

2. Coach, as necessary, but don't do the work. 

3. Communicate regularly with teachers. 

4.  Celebrate effort and success! 

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