10 ways to take the struggle out of homework

Nikki was frustrated. Her 13-year-old daughter Kirsten had just finished her required summer reading. She needed to write a summary, and Nikki urged her to do it while the details were still fresh.

“It’s June, Mom,” Kirsten said. “I can get to it later.”

As a school counselor, I reassured Nikki that it was too early to worry about her daughter’s work ethic.

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