From Homework Hell to Help!

A Parent's Guide to 75 Solutions to Help Kids Save Time and Stress Less Using Project Management Techniques

Non-Fiction - Parenting
156 Pages
Reviewed on 01/30/2019
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Author Biography

Chris Hare is an award-winning project management professional, published author, and playwright.

With her new book, "From Homework HELL to Help! A Parent's Guide to 75 Solutions to Help Kids Save Time and Stress Less Using Project Management Techniques," Chris brings more than 13 years of experience as a project manager to handling the most challenging and complex of parental/household projects, successfully transforming those moments of common chaos into stress-free, productive, and organized calm.

As a senior-level program/project manager holding PMP and CSM certifications, Chris generated bottom-line results for iconic global brands such as Adobe, Guitar Center, Patagonia, Harbor Freight Tools, and United Online/NetZero.

While pursuing her passion for personal creative writing, Chris authored four screenplays, two children’s books, and ten plays. Her plays have been read and produced at Above the Curve Theatre’s Annual One-Act Festival, Live@ the Libe One-Act Festival, Tres Stage’s Writer Speaks Program, and the Magdalene Center, as well as made semi-finals in PianoFight’s ShortLived Competition. Chris also won first prize at the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Monologue Slam, and one of her full-length plays placed 15th in top 100 best stage plays at the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

Most recently, she served as Tech Editor for two best-selling books on Amazon: "XML: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition),” authored by Kevin Howard Goldberg, and “Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions,” written by Scott M. Graffius.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

From Homework to Help! A Parent's Guide to 75 Solutions to Help Kids Save Time and Stress Less Using Project Management Techniques by Chris Hare gives an insightful view into project management and how it helped to organize her life, manage her time, become a better communicator, work smarter, and reduce stress. Project management techniques work well when applied to education and they will prove helpful when it comes to dealing with a wide array of issues, happenstances, questions, and situations that may arise during the K-12 grades. The 75 solutions in the book have been categorized and organized using project management technology and will make the educational journey a less stressful one for everyone.

I like the choice of topic and I like the author's approach to it which is different and honest. The topic is handled methodically and expansively, making it easy for readers to comprehend and apply it in their lives so that their educational journey is seamless and well managed. There are lots of tools and techniques that can be applied that will help one in staying organized and effective. For a student, the risks can range from procrastination to tendencies to competing priorities. Project management will make sure that success results, whatever the learning initiatives that are undertaken by parents with their children. The book is an excellent tool for any parent, caregiver, and busy person who needs that extra help when it comes to handling the educational process in a positive way.