Got homework? Join a public discussion about its impact on kids

    Join Maiken Scott and three guest experts on Tuesday, September 13, for a free public discussion at the WHYY studios. In this first of three such events, they will attempt to find answers to questions about the effectiveness of homework for students.

    Homework. The word alone makes parents and kids sigh. This is a hugely pesky topic for many families. Kids don’t want to do it. Parents feel like they need to supervise their kids all the time. It creates friction and arguments.

    How much homework is enough? How much should parents be involved? How can teachers and families have a healthy discussion around this issue?

    Join Maiken Scott and guests Dr. Thomas Power, Jen Bradley, Ph. D., and Susan FitzGerald as they attempt to find answers to these and many other questions about homework. This is the first of three public discussions about parenting to be held at the WHYY studios.

     

    RSVP: WHYY Parenting Series: Homework

    When: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011: Homework6:30 – 8:30 PM

    Where: 150 N. 6th Street in Philadelphia

    Guests:

    Dr. Thomas Power of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Jen Bradley, Ph. D., college professor, educator, mother of four and host of germantownavenueparents.com
    Susan FitzGerald, a Philadelphia-area journalist and co-author of Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century

     

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