Sunday, August 5, 2012

Homework and Social Relationships

Here is another good reason for helping children out of the Homework Trap. According to the research cited in this article, early social relationships are key to adult happiness. Children who are homework trapped cannot complete their work in a reasonable amount of time. They have to chose between doing their homework, at the cost of relationships, or refusing to do their work to play with their friends. But they don't have the choice, to do their work in a reasonable amount of time, unless the adults, parents and teachers, put time boundaries on the work they have to do. Create the time containers and the children will learn, and they will learn to socialize as well.

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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