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Taking the Battle Out of Homework

With Terri McNeely, MEd, BS, State Certified Special Education Teacher, The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake

Podcasts supported by  Ernst and Young

Presented: 2015

Taking the Battle Out of Homework Free Podcast from Connecting for Kids

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Description of Presentation

Is homework an ongoing battle in your house? Does your child’s homework cause you stress? Do you wish your child would complete homework without you having to supervise? Join Terri McNeely as she provides tips to help parents reduce the daily stress of homework and end homework battles. McNeely will suggest ways to help your child make the best use of his or her time and learn effective organizational techniques. This talk is targeted at elementary and preteen students.

CFK Resources


  • "A Whole New Mind," Daniel H. Pink
  • "The Brain That Changes Itself," Norman Doidge, MD
  • "Smart but Scattered," Peg Dawson, EdD, and Richard Guare, Phd
  • "Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today's Hectic World," Kristen Race
  • "You're Smarter Than You Think: A Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences," Thomas Armstrong, PhD
  • "Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected," Susan Stiffelman
  • "At Wit's End: A Parent's Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities," Jill Stowell
  • "Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs," Cathy Vatterott
  • "Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive," Mark Bertin MD and Ari Tuckman PsyD
  • "Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child," Shauna Shapiro PhD and Chris White MD
  • "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind," Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • "Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters," Carla Naumburg
  • "The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate," Susan Kaiser Greenland

Note: Many of the recommended books are available in The Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) Special Needs Section (Cuyahoga County/Westlake residency not required).

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