Homework isn’t a word that just signals stress for kids. The parents feel it, too. 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 have to supervise their kids all the time, it creates friction and arguments.
How ’bout a little help?
As part of WHYY’s Parenting Series, our behavioral health reporter Maiken Scott will join three guests — Dr. Thomas Power of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Jen Bradley, Ph.D., college professor, educator, mother of four and host of Germantown Avenue Parents; and 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 — to discuss how much homework is appropriate, what parents’ role should be and how families and teachers can find the right balance.
For more information and to registration, check out the event page, or see the program description on the NewsWorks Facebook page.