Homework Help

From Kindergarten through High School, homework is a recurring theme through the school year, usually met with loud, obnoxious groans from around the world.  If you struggle, like I do, with motivating, encouraging and helping your kids to ‘get the job done’ here are some great resources.

What can Parents do to Help with Homework?

As millions of children return to school, the burden of homework and new schedules can often lead to anxiety and almost certainly new amounts of stress. This is not only true for the children, but for their parents as well. Homework can be frustrating for students and for parents as well. Research shows that parents can play an integral role in determining the effects of homework on children’s learning. To learn more about how you can help your child visit the Parenting 24/7 website.

Getting Organized this School Year

It’s the beginning of the new school year and I could already hear myself nagging my boys to get homework done, put away their shoes, pick up your backpack off the middle of the kitchen floor so I don’t trip over it again. It’s such a lovely way to spend the first hour or two after being away at school for the last six-hours.  Continue Reading to download your own Homework Time Checklist – Getting Organized this School year

Military Families Gain Access to Free, Online Tutoring The Defense Department has launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families.  The site – — offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more.   Continue Reading  Ten Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in School The new school year is finally here. A successful school year can be within reach by implementing some structure and following a few basic tips.  1. Review homework and school work. Homework is a critical part of the learning process since it reinforces the lessons being taught in the classroom. Let your children know that completing homework is a priority.   Continue Reading
  Empower your kids with the tools they can use.  Here are three of my favorite resources
Kids Click – KidsClick! is a web search site designed for kids by librarians – with kid-friendly results Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)  – Lots of resources in subjects from Algebra, US History, Physics and so much more

DoD MWR Library Resources – The DoD MWR Library Resources provide links to electronic databases, e-books, and audio books. Access our diverse list of resources by logging into the Military OneSource website and going to the DoD MWR Online Library Resources page.  (TumbleBook for Beginning Readers part of this resource center is great for early readers, in my opinion)

  Hoping you have a great school year in front of you!
– Leanne from

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Leanne is an Army wife, mom to four boys, daughter of an airman and friend to many.  She struggles with  things like homework, dinner, keeping an even semi-tidy house and having enough energy to keep her eyes open after 9pm.  But she lives life to the fullest, loves piles of dirty laundry (because she know that means (a) there was fun had or (b) Hubs is home), dirty water after washing the kitchen (because who would want to go to all that work and have /clean/ water?)  and is thankful for every moment God has given her.
byLeanne KocsisonSunday, September 09, 2012Military Life:,,,,

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