Parenting: How to tame the homework monster

October 12, 2011 10:23:00 AM PDT
After five to six weeks of school, teachers may now be starting to pile on the homework and projects. For some kids, it's no big deal. They're self-motivated, get their homework done first thing when they get home, and never seem to get bogged down. But many kids struggle to get all the work done, wait until the last minute, or don't understand a subject and are too embarrassed to ask for help.