Clock based homework times
Respect for parental authority in the home.
To implement these steps, I have advised parents to set time caps on homework and have the child stop doing homework when the time is up. The question I always get is how one can do that if the penalties keep coming in, to which I respond that even with continued penalties, the homework-trapped child will get more done in a time container than by being engaged in conflict all night long. Still, it is difficult for parents to give up the unproductive, nagging role when they foresee and fear failure for their children. This policy gives parents the freedom to take the rational step of putting caps through time limits on the work that must get done.