Learning Habit : A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting That Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life
- Format: Paperback | 320 pages
- Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 276.69g
- Publication date: 02 Sep 2014
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Imprint: Perigee Books,U.S.
- Publication City/Country: United States
- Language: English
- ISBN10: 0399167110
- ISBN13: 9780399167119
- Bestsellers rank: 310,435
A groundbreaking approach to building learning habits for life, based on a major new study revealing what works - and what doesn't
Life is different for kids today. Between standardized testing, the Common Core Curriculum, copious homework assignments, and seemingly endless amounts of "screen time," it's hard for kids - and parents - to know what's most essential. How can parents help their kids succeed - not just do well "on the test" -- but develop the learning habits they'll need to thrive throughout their lives?
This important and parent-friendly book presents new solutions based on the largest study of family routines ever conducted. The Learning Habit offers a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the everyday stress that families with school-age children face; turning those "stress times" into opportunities to develop the eight critical skills kids will need to succeed in college and in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow - skills including concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-reliance. Along with hands-on advice and compelling real-life case studies, the book includes 21 fun family challenges for parents and kids, bringing together the latest research with simple everyday solutions to help kids thrive, academically and beyond.