These youngsters don’t need to be goaded or threatened into studying, so their motivation might be said to be internal.
the ostensible role of homework in leading children to acquire that characteristic wouldn’t necessarily mean that homework was a good thing.
but we also want them to experience real pleasure—in general and from learning in particular.
they should give us pause about casually invoking the notion of self-discipline as an argument for homework.
is not to nourish children’s excitement about learning but to get them acclimated to doing mind-numbing, if not downright unpleasant, chores.