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Publisher's Summary

"As a mother of three, this book's practical road map for helping our kids learn independently is invaluable. This should be a must-read for all parents." (Jenna Bush Hager)

Drawing on extensive experience as classroom teachers and the directors of their highly regarded tutoring business, Abby and Brian address a range of common frustrations caused by homework. They answer the most pressing questions on every parent's mind: How much should I get involved, what does constructive help look like, and how can I help my child work independently?

Taking the Stress out of Homework breaks down for parents exactly when and how to offer homework support. Whether your child's stress point is executive functioning - the ability to plan or organize - or a subject-specific struggle in math, reading, writing, or standardized test-preparation, Abby and Brian use real-life stories to provide individualized, actionable advice. At the center of Abby and Brian's philosophy is encouraging students to break free of the "let's get to the answer already so that we can be done with the assignment" mindset; they focus instead on a process-oriented approach that fosters engagement and self-sufficiency both in and out of school. Filled with expert tips about how to build executive functioning and content skills, Abby and Brian share stress-reducing best practices so homework not only supports what kids are learning, but also helps build confidence and skills that last a lifetime.  

This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of hands-on resources.  

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©2020 Abby Freireich and Brian Platzer (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“As a mother of three, this book’s practical road map for helping our kids learn independently is invaluable. This should be a must read for all parents.” (Jenna Bush Hager, co-host, The Today Show)

Taking the Stress Out of Homework is a masterpiece - chock-full of simple, easy-to-implement ideas that will enable you to help your child whatever your own background or skill levels. Parents and caregivers everywhere will fall in love with this brilliant guide - I know I have!” (Barbara Oakley, PhD, best-selling author of A Mind for Numbers

“This book will be a road map for some and a downright godsend for many. Kids - and their parents! - can say good-bye to feeling overwhelmed by homework, stressed by an upcoming test, or buried under an organizational mess. Freireich and Platzer provide dozens of practical tools and actual steps guaranteed to make learning far more successful." (Cara Natterson, MD, best-selling author of Decoding Boys and The Care and Keeping of You series)

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