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Calgary parents Shelli and Tom Milley were exhausted by the weepy weeknight struggles over math problems and writing assignments with their three school-aged children, wrote The Globe's Erin Anderssen Wednesday. After two years of trying to change the homework policy at the children's school, the two Calgary lawyers finally negotiated a unique legal contract: their kids will never have to do homework again.
It's a radical solution to a challenge faced by many parents: How do you squeeze after-school activities, dinner, family time and all that homework into the few precious hours after the bell rings? How do you motivate your children to do the work? How should you reward them? Punish them?
Parenting expert Alyson Schafer joins us online to answer your questions about how to handle the homework struggle with your kids. To join the conversation, click on the grey box below.
Ms. Schafer is a psychotherapist and a leading parenting expert. She's the author of the best selling books Breaking the Good Mom Myth (Wiley, 2006) and Honey, I Wrecked The Kids ( Wiley, 2009). Ms. Schafer is the host of The Parenting Show , a weekly call-in advice show on Roger's TV, and is an internationally sought-after speaker. She is married and has two teenage daughters.
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