Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Help: A Handbook for Kentucky Grandparents and other Relative Caregivers (pdf) gives answers to legal issues, benefits, health care, and more.
Area Agency on Aging: Kentucky Family Caregiver Program provides supportive services to grandparents who are the primary custodial parent to a grandchild no more than 18 years of age.
Grandparents Guide to Kentucky Programs and Services for Raising Grandchildren with Disabilities of Who are at Risk of Developing Disabilities (pdf)
UK College of Social Work's Training Resource Center
The Training Resource Center is dedicated to providing training, technical assistance, service and evaluation to professionals and caregivers working to improve the well-being of families, children, and communities throughout Kentucky and around the world.
National Association of School Psychologists - Homework:A Guide for Parents--Strategies for organizing time and building in incentives.
Parent Teacher Association - Resources for parents on student achievement can be found at the National Parent-Teacher Association site.
Teachers and Families.com
Homework tips on this site are individualized for elementary and middle school age students.
School Help from Scholastic.com
This section at Scholastic.com offers tips for helping your school-age child.
Do you need immediate help with a homework assignment for your child? The Lexington Public Library offers Live Homework Help with professional tutors.
Popular Homework Help Books
There are many books available to help struggling parents find a homework solution that will work. An important decision to make before choosing a book is whether or not you want to offer incentives for completed work. Below are the most widely used and recommended books for each approach.
Ending the Homework Hassle, by John Rosemond
If you are a Rosemond fan, or are looking for a non-incentive type approach to alleviate the homework problems in your home, this has been a popular book for many years. Rosemond's no nonsense approach encourages placing the responsibility for homework completion on the child. He also stresses that good grades and the positive feelings they create in the child are sufficient rewards.
Homework without Tears, by Lee Canter
This is another very popular book, especially among those who feel incentives work best to motivate children to do their homework. If you are a more hands-on parent, or feel that your child is best motivated by incentives or rewards, this is a book you may find helpful.
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