Parent's Corner: Back to School

The Downtown library has a shelf in the Youth Department known as the Parent Shelf. On this shelf you’ll find a variety of parent-child related books on a multitude of topics- including everything from phonics to tantrums to potty training to diet. These books are available for checkout, and can be found in the catalog when searching “parent shelf,” if you’d like to have one sent to a branch of your choice.

This time of year many parents and kids have one thing on their minds: back to school and how to cope. Parent shelf resources will come in handy when it comes to homework help. Here are a few titles that may be of use:

* How to help your child with homework: The complete guide to encouraging good study habits and ending the homework wars

* Same homework, new plan: How to help your disorganized kid sit down and get it done

* The pressured child: Helping your child find success in school and life

Don’t forget about AADL’s homework help page! It lists a variety of resources available including face-to-face tutoring, as well as online tutoring via BrainFuse, which is available to AADL card holders who are logged into