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Resources for Helping Your Child with Homework

Books, magazines and programs are mentioned in this booklet as examples and are only a few of many appropriate resources. Listing of materials and resources in this book should not be construed or interpreted as an endorsement by the Department of any private organization or business listed herein.

The following publications provide more information about how to help your child with homework.

Canter, Lee and Hausner, Lee. (1993). Homework without Tears: A Parent’s Guide for Motivating Children to Do Homework and to Succeed in School. New York: HarperCollins.

Cholden, Harriet, Friedman, John A. and Tiersky, Ethel. (1998). The Homework Handbook: Practical Advice You Can Use Tonight to Help Your Child Succeed Tomorrow. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Cooper, Harris M. (2001). The Battle over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers and Parents. New York: Corwin Press.

Klavan, Ellen. (1992). Taming the Homework Monster: How to Stop Fighting with Your Kids over Homework. New York: Poseidon Press.

National Parent Teacher Association and the National Education Association. (1995). Helping Your Student Get the Most Out of Homework. (Available from the PTA Website:

Rich, Dorothy. (1992). Megaskills: How Families Can Help Children Succeed in School and Beyond (rev. ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

U.S. Department of Education. (2002). Homework Tips for Parents. (Available from the Department’s Website:

U.S. Department of Education. (1997). Parents Guide to the Internet. (Available from the Department’s Website:

Federal Sources of Assistance If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Clearinghouse

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

United States Department of Education. “Helping Your Child with Homework.” © 2005.

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