Saturday, June 9, 2012

On being specific

Today's video was inspired by an article sent to me by a follower of The Homework Trap. The article invited comments about how homework policy should be changed. It got me thinking about the importance of being specific when dealing with the school about what you want for your child. We're all emotional about our children and it is easy to fall into the trap of sharing our emotions without being clear about exactly what we want the school to do. I offer a simple model:

Time bound assignments
Penalty reductions
Parents with full authority over the home

You may have other ideas about what your child needs. Whatever it is, I think it is important to keep those proposals simple and clear.

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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