I would like to comment on the issue of homework and behavior. In a conversation I once had, a member of a child study team told me that about half of all children she dealt with who had behavioral problems showed those problems, first, through homework noncompliance. That’s an extraordinary amount, one which in my mind, calls for homework reform, if not for the whole school, at least for those children who are homework-trapped. Think about it. Schools are there to teach. Behavioral management, although necessary, interrupts the primary mission of schools, to teach our children. Imagine the positive impact it would have on education for all, if there were ways to reduce homework-generated behavior management problems. Well, I think there are, and they come through the simple ideas I suggest in my model. I explain it further in the video clip below, and encourage all parents of homework-trapped children to pass this clip on to members of your child’s school staff.
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The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Students and Teachers
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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