Parenting: The 10 Minute Rule

June 23, 2011 7:48:15 AM PDT
A story recently grabbed my attention from the front page of the New York Times: A North Jersey mother found herself frustrated as one math assignment for her second-grade son dragged on over an hour. With her son in tears, the mother told him to not even bother with his other homework. "How many times do you have to add seven plus two? I have no problem doing homework, but that put us both over the edge," she told the paper.