Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Morning

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Morning

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HOMEWORK IN THE A.M.?

The long-prevailing wisdom has been that kids do homework after school and finish before they hit the sack. But one size rarely fits all, says Linda Sonna, PhD, author of The Homework Solution. Pint-size "morning people" and kids with too many evening commitments may be better off pushing back the work to the post-dawn hours. How to know if that kid is your kid?

Check your schedule. School-age children need supervision to stay on task. But when parents get home after sundown, the kiddo's likely too tired to take your attention-and you're too fried to give it. A shift to morning means you both approach homework refreshed after a good night's sleep.

Assess your kid. Is she an early riser-into an art project at 6 a.m. and ever ready for lively breakfast-table chat? …

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