Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Homework Abuse

Two examples of homework abuse showed up in the nose. In one, the child was forced to brush his teeth with feces.  http://tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/society/man-beats-son-violently-forces-him-to-eat-feces-1.48994. For the other, a school district punished homework noncompliant children with a cold lunch. http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Students-who-fail-to-do-homework-get-cold-lunches-177346551.html. These situation may shock us, but, in subtler ways, homework child abuse occurs far often than you would think.


Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, is the author of The Homework Trap: How to Save the Sanity of Parents, Teachers, and Students, published by Wyndmoor Press.

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