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Warning Signs that Homework Battles Are More than Just a Passing Struggle

CECT Article: Dealing with Homework Issues

By Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D.
Staff Psychologist at the Center for Effective Child Therapy, Boston MA

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For some children, “playing hooky” is a rite of passage while growing up. But for parents with children who regularly refuse school, it can be a frustrating sign of more significant psychological issues. 

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An affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a nationally recognized children’s mental health non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of mental health care for children and families. Named in honor of Harvey Humphrey Baker, the first judge appointed to the Boston Juvenile Court, Judge Baker opened its doors in 1917 and has been serving the children and families of greater Boston for over 100 years. The multi-faceted organization provides the very best in evidence-based practices for children and families struggling with a range of behavioral, emotional, educational, and mental health issues. Judge Baker is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by bridging the gap between science and practice to improve access to the highest quality care in community-based settings.