Homework Blues and How You Can Help Your Children

Homework and fun are two terms that should never be used in the same phrase in a child’s vocabulary. Every parent devotes a significant amount of time in the evenings and on weekends to scolding, coaxing, or even pleading with their children to do their homework assignments.
Homework has a long history, but it has always had its supporters and enemies. According to detractors, homework steals vital family time and leaves students with little relaxation or opportunity to explore non-school activities. Homework, proponents argue, fosters responsibility and provides an essential opportunity to reinforce what is taught throughout the school day.