5 homework apps that make the grade (and save your sanity)
Now that we’re well into the school year, you and your kids are probably coming to terms with the homework load. There’s no app to help your kids carry their books, but there are apps that can help you and your child keep track of all those homework assignments. There are even a few that can lend a hand when your kids need help with math formulas you’ve long forgotten.
iPhone, Android, iPad, Windows 8, Web, Kindle; Free
MyHomework lets you track homework assignments and classes. When you add an assignment or test you can indicate the class, due date (time optional), and priority level (color-coded as low, medium or high). You can set up reminder alerts, which are saved to your calendar. You can then see your homework assignments by your calendar or in a queue by class, priority or type.
Mama Drama: Tween Tension
Dear Mama Drama:
My twelve-year-old son and I have a very close relationship. He has always been able to talk with me easily and we enjoy spending time together. In public he has always liked to walk with me and usually stands near me in a group.
Recently I have noticed him pulling away from me when he is around his friends. He includes me in conversation less, walks ahead of me rather than with me and seems to intentionally stand as far away from me as he can in a group. I’m confused by his behavior and am not sure how to approach him about it. We haven’t had any arguments or difficulties, so this change feels concerning.
The other odd part of it all is that he continues to be very loving and cuddly with me at