Saturday, August 06, 2005

Mom's Getting Way Too Much Homework

Ana Veciana Suarez writes in the Miami Herald that "with my oldest ones now in college, I'm left to wonder how much [homework] is too much. Are we micromanaging? Are we raising responsible students or perpetual dependents? At what point are we hindering their maturity by hounding them into educational excellence? Food for thought: The kids who had the hardest time adjusting to college, my children tell me, were those whose parents never trusted them enough to fail on their own. Which may be a roundabout way of saying that raising children is all about striking a balance, about learning when to step in and when to bail out."


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