Kristen, I found your article to be a very interesting read, well done! Although my children are adults now and I am no longer directly impacted from the day to day grueling task that was homework completion, I find it compelling to learn of the difference cultural attitudes have on this aspect of parenting. This begs the question-what can American parents do to foster a collective attitude towards educational success in their own home? Is it even possible to develop a microcosm of community in the midst of an individualist society that is America? I firmly believe that there is a lot that’s good about the individualist culture-specifically, the belief that a person can carve their own path in life through a mixture of hard work and dedication to a goal; but clearly we have a lot to learn from different cultures about working together to support the community as a whole. It’s a lot to think about! I’m looking forward to your next article!

Melanie