Homework helpersSchool days, school days -- they're...

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October 08, 1991

Homework helpers

School days, school days -- they're getting routine now. Perhaps it's time for a little extra help, and here's a whole bunch of it. The U.S. Department of Education offers the following booklets to spark and sustain children's interest in their schoolwork:

* Help Your Child Do Better in School

* Help Your Child Become a Good Reader

* Helping Your Child Use the Library

* Help Your Child Learn to Write Well

* Help Your Child Learn Math

* Helping Your Child Learn Science

* Helping Your Child Learn Geography

* Help Your Child Improve in Test-Taking.

Each booklet has tips for parents and activities for children. The science booklet is free. Send 50 cents for each one of the others that you want with your name and address to: Help Your Child, Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colo. 81009.

Infertility group to meet in Roland Park

Couples plagued by infertility may find some support and solutions at tonight's regular meeting of Resolve of Maryland, a peer support and education program for people with infertility problems. Dr. Paul Feldman of The Fertility Center in Rockville will speak on "The Six Phases of Infertility" at 7:30 in the social hall at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, 4801 Roland Ave. For more information, phone the organization at 243-0235.

Helpful programs

* Financing Your Child's Education. The Baltimore City 4-H program is offering a free workshop to help families plan for their children's educations. The workshop, for both parents and youngsters, is at 7:30 tomorrow night at the Mount Royal Recreation Center, 120 Mosher St. For information, call 396-4906. By the way, by the year 2000, four years of college is expected to cost between $60,000 and $140,000.

* Surviving Adolescents, Time Out for Parents. This is the first in a series of education sessions for parents presented by The Upper Chesapeake Health System. Social worker Sharon Iannacone will offer strategies for parents trying to cope with the needs and demands of their adolescents. The free program is Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Fallston General Hospital. Other programs in the series include "The ABCs of Childhood Safety," Oct. 22; and "Caring for Aging Parents," Oct. 24. For more information, call 877-3700, Ext. 3172.

* Families of Separation and Divorce. The Jewish Family Life Institute is offering support groups for children ages 5 to 18 whose parents are divorced. The groups will meet for eight sessions beginning the week of Oct. 28. For specific meeting dates, phone Joan Kristall at 466-9200, Ext. 307.

* Dealing with Anger. Turning Point, a program for displaced homemakers and single parents at Essex Community College, begins its Wednesday afternoon lecture series tomorrow at 12:20 p.m. with this topic. Future programs will be on stress management and being on your own again. Lectures will be in room 129 of the Human Development building.

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