Homework Solutions for Your Middle or High School Student Ask The Expert

Original Air Date March 9, 2022 | 7:00 PM, EST

Ann Dolin, MEd

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You want your child to stay motivated, organized, and on top of assignments. Your child likely wants to stay on track, too. So why do they keep missing deadlines, losing homework, and starting assignments the night before they’re due?

Executive function skills, including time management, take time to learn. Once a student develops systems that work for them, these strategies can help them succeed in middle school, high school, and beyond.

In this webinar, Ann Dolin, MEd, will discuss how you can help your middle schooler or high schooler develop those critical executive function skills this school year. Other topics covered include:

  • How to ensure your kid completes schoolwork without feeling like a nag
  • Ways to communicate to improve the parent/child relationship and avoid conflict around academics
  • Apps, calendars, and other student-friendly organizational tools
  • When to leave things up to your child, step in to support, or recruit outside help

Speaker Bio:

Ann Dolin, MEd, is the president and director of Educational Connections. She holds a BA in child psychology and elementary education and a master’s degree in special education, with a concentration in learning disabilities, from Boston College. Dolin is a former Fairfax County, Virginia, public school teacher with over twenty years of teaching and tutoring experience. After leaving FCPS in 1998, she founded Educational Connections with the goal of providing individualized one-to-one instruction based on each student’s learning style. Today her company employs over 200 tutors, serves the entire Washington, DC,  area, and has worked with over 8,000 students.

A recognized expert on education and learning disability issues, she sits on the board of the International Dyslexia Association and on the editorial advisory board for CHADD’s Attention magazine. She has delivered hundreds of presentations focusing on academic achievement and parenting issues. Dolin is also the author of the award-winning book Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework.

This webinar is provided by CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD and is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38DD005376 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).