Excellent strategies for parents about how to help kids negotiate homework time: Create a fixed time period, reduce penalties for being late or incomplete, respect teachers' authority. "It is critical for teachers to understand that homework assignments are using borrowed ground. Homework requires the tacit permission of the parents to allow it in their homes. While most parents will support the school in what it asks, they also need the power to withdraw that permission, if needed, without consequence to their child’s education," the author writes.
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