Neil McHenry is the author of the book, Homework A Parents Guide to Helping Out Without Freaking Out. I know many of you are thinking, it’s almost Summer why would I be interested in that book now, right? Because, how about being prepared for the the new school year?
I have 3 boys and Neil McHenry in his ever clever and hilarious wit outlined how to help each child without being over bearing. The book is a guide. It’s very easy to read, very practical and it works. Each child is different. Each child needs your assistance in a different way. This book teaches you how to be effective when assisting your child with their homework needs.
He poses lists of `what do kids really want from us?’ and follows this inquiry with two sections, easily absorbed and frank: ‘I wish my parents would’…. and ‘I like it when my parents …’ and from these long lists he summarizes that kids feel the following: Trust me more, I want to succeed, Don’t freak out, and I want your help…
Except when I don’t.’ Along the way he gives real statements, such as ‘Self-control is more like a fuel tank than a muscle. It can become depleted. And when it’s depleted, it is very hard to have any willpower.’ Statements such as this as well as his debunking myths about how parents and students interact lead the caring parent into solutions to solve that ageless conundrum of how to be supportive and caring about a child’s progress through education and how to back off and not freak out with what is a natural progression in maturing.
A book that should be on every parents nightstand!
Buy It: Amazon $12.95
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