• Math-anxious parents aren’t really ‘helping’ their kids

    WASHINGTON — New research suggests that math-anxious parents can pass on math anxiety to children, even though they’re trying to be helpful. University of Chicago psychologists say first- and second-graders are more likely to learn less, and…

  • The best time for elementary and teen students to do homework

    Kids in Maryland and D.C. are back in school this week. Students in northern Virginia return next week. It\’s a good time to get the homework habit right.

  • Study: Stress of homework hurts students’ grades

    How much homework is too much? Ann Dolin, president of EC Tutoring and author
    of the book \”Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress Free
    Homework,\” offers guidance by grade level.

  • Parents, are you doing your child’s homework?

    Forty-three percent of 778 parents recently surveyed say they do their kids\’ homework. An expert explains why this is not a good idea.

  • Tips for a peaceful homework time

    Video games, cell phones, TV – there\’s a lot to distract your kids away from doing their homework, and for some families it becomes a daily fight. But former Fairfax County teacher Ann Dolan has a few tips.

  • Homework for young students may not be needed

    Students are saddled with homework every day across the world — but it might not be helping them.