The story of the 8 year old girl from Arizona who got humiliated over homework has gotten national attention. It was recently brought to my attention that over 63,000 people have commented on this item on a blog, most of them critical of the parent for not making her child get the homework done. This highlights clearly why it is so important for parents of homework-trapped children to have a means to give their children homework-relief. It also highlights why it is important to support other efforts, like the national PTA petition, to revise homework policies.
Dr. Kenneth Goldberg is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of professional experience in dealing with many different psychological issues. He is the author of The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Students and Teachers and currently works in his own private practice.
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