The Best Ways To Reinforce Your Sons’ Education

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Parents want to do as much as they can to help their boys grow up into well-rounded and well-educated individuals. One way parents can really make a big difference is by helping to reinforce the education their children get in school. The more information and skills your boys develop throughout their schooling will increase their […]

Math Help – Calculating Basic Values for Circles

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The Oxford Dictionary defines the circle is, “a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) is equidistant from a fixed point.” Wikipedia calls it “a simple closed shape.” In his treatise, “The Elements,” Euclid defined it this way: “A circle is a plane figure bounded by one line, and such that all right lines drawn […]

Homework Tip #3: Let Your Kids Figure Out When & Where to Work

Homework battles are perhaps the most common complaint from parents of boys. “He won’t do his homework,” “He’s so disorganized!” and “If only he’d try…” are near-constant refrains. (Seriously: the next time you’re in the company of parents of boys and the topic of homework comes up, mentally tally how many times you hear these phrases.) […]

Less Berating And More Motivating Your Boy To Study

Bringing up a child properly is no easy task. Not only do you have to look after them but you have to teach them to look after themselves. When it comes to education, of course, the task can become even trickier. If you have a boy with his head in the clouds and very little […]

Homework Can Be Fun

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I’m not generally a big fan of homework. If your boys are in school, you know that are only so many precious hours between the end of the school day and bedtime, time that must be divvied up between relaxing, eating, spending time with family, personal interests, family responsibilities and, uh, homework. But every now […]

How To Get Boys to Do Homework, Part 2

Photo by Lone_F Are you tired of the homework battle? Here are some nitty-gritty tips to help you (and your son) get a grip on homework: (First, if you haven’t already, read How to Get Boys to Do Homework, Part 1) Talk to your son. Does your son think homework is a problem? Why? It’s crucial […]

How to Get Boys to Do Homework, Part 1

Photo by mrsdkrebs via Flickr My boys are back to school today after a long and wonderful Spring Break. They — like many other kids — were less than enthusiastic about going back. And clearly counting the days ’til the tyranny of school is over for another year. (47, according to my 10-year-old). How’s school […]

Back-to-School Tips for Boys

With the school year starting, it is time to set up solid routines for your sons to get back into homework-mode. Here are a few suggestions to help your sons not only stay on top of their schoolwork, but also maintain balance between homework and fun activities: Give Him Time to Recharge After a long day […]