I am all for encouraging parents to spend more quality time at home in the evening with their children. But this is not the case in too many households. Parents are driving all over town taking their children to after-school activities, such as dancing school, gymnastics, soccer, etc.
By the time they get home, the kids — and the parents — are exhausted.
They don’t want to be bothered with homework. All these activities are putting pressure on the kids, so scholastic achievement is not that important any more.
In the olden days, kids would come home from school, have a snack, relax and then do their homework. According to the Henry S. West Laboratory School, “No student will have to skip soccer practice to complete a math packet.” Is this the order of priority we are teaching our kids?
Miriam B. Salazar,