Item description for Ending The Homework Hassle by John Rosemond...
Overview Advises parents how to help children take responsibility for their own homework, and explains how to find remedial help, motivate an underachiever, and handle Attention Deficit Disorder
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Studio: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1990
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN 0836228073 ISBN13 9780836228076 UPC 050837127555
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More About John Rosemond
John Rosemond is a family psychologist who has directed mental-health programs and been in full-time private practice working with families and children. Since 1990, he has devoted his time to speaking and writing. Rosemond s weekly syndicated parenting column now appears in some 250 newspapers, and he has written 15 best-selling books on parenting and the family. He is one of the busiest and most popular speakers in the field, giving more than 200 talks a year to parent and professional groups nationwide. He and his wife of 39 years, Willie, have two grown children and six well-behaved grandchildren."
John Rosemond currently resides in the state of North Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Ending The Homework Hassle?
Grade retention advice, public versus private advice. Apr 25, 2008
Book covers more than homework hassles.
Has an excellent section on when appropriate to retain (hold back) a child, as well as the least biased & naive comparision of public versus private schools I've ever seen, explaining the rare situations when private school is a better choice.
Oldie but goodie Jan 23, 2008
I know that this book is a little older, but I have been a big fan of Rosemond for years. The info he gives is time tested, so it doesn't matter if it is published recently or a few years ago. I have applied most of his principles to my 4th grade twins, with predictable results. A little baulking initially, and now they are very responsible for themselves and their successes (and failures) are their own. I am proud of them.
Homework Hassles Nov 24, 2007
This book has some good ideas for parents of how they can help their child become more responsible for his/her homework. Some information about medications and classroom interventions is outdated but the book has a lot to offer if you keep in mind the date of publication.
Practical Parent Assistance Jan 18, 2007
The seller was prompt in shipping in pristine condition. The book is so well-written in down-to-earth style that is very comforting. The author is very practical and encouraging to both parent & child. It is refreshing to find that what worked well for all of us grown-ups when we went through school should continue through the ages for many generations to come. Still working on implementing the strategies to "undo" problems that have spiraled but feel more calm to deal with it due to the reading of this book.
Good, with some caveats Dec 20, 2005
I wanted to rate this 3.5 stars
This book will probably work well for you if you are the typical parent whose kids have too many "privileges" such as their own TV, own phone, own computer, lots of social time with friends, etc. to take away and restore, which is probably why your children are having homework problems in the first place.
On the other hand, if your homework-challenged child does not have a lot in terms of things to take away, this book doesn't offer much in terms of remedies. Not every parent wishes to or can afford to give their child a computer, or a TV--or maybe the child is a voracious reader and could care less about being confined to quarters. Are you going to take away all of a child's books for failing to do homework (much of which is pointless anyway, to be honest here, and smart children know this)? Somehow I doubt it.
As to his checklists that he wants the teacher to sign off on, well, good luck. Not only do teachers have more and more admin work these days, the schools in many cases are trying to push the daily signing off nonsense onto the parents with those unnecessary student planners. Either the work is done, or it isn't. Daily check-off sheets are just an annoyance to the adults who have to deal with them.
What is most valuable about this book, is the way he explains how the responsibility for homework completion should be on the child, and that it is not your job to be teaching concepts, helping with homework and signing off on checklists.
Unfortunately, the schools have brainwashed parents into actually doing homework and projects with and for their children under the guise of "being involved" --to the point of textbooks and worksheets assigning homework telling parents to do flashcard practice, or other drill work!!
These days, you really have to stand firm when you tell the teacher (at the beginning of the school year) that you expect your child to be assigned homework that does NOT involve you (other than perhaps to purchase needed supplies or drive to the library), and that you expect your child to be graded accordingly because he/she is doing his/her own work. Yes, you are an interested parent, you go to the Open Houses and Parent Conferences, but you are firm in your resolve that school is your child's responsibility, or "job", if you'd like to think of it in those terms.
I feel this book needs to be revised somewhat (it is from the early '90s), because he does not address how bad this shoving off of responsibility from the teacher/school to the parent has become of late.