Dr. Jordan: If I ran the school

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – With the 2013-2014 school year quickly approaching, now is a good time to start thinking about what you would do if you had the power to make changes in your children’s school system.

Behavioral pediatrician Dr. Tim Jordan talks about a few changes parents can implement to help decrease the amount of homework and allow more time for social emotional learning at school.

Research supports that social-emotional learning creates more positive attitudes towards school, improves coping with school stressors, raises academic motivation and educational aspirations, reduces absences and disruptions and conduct problems, and improves skills in math, language arts, and social studies.

Find out more: Dr. Tim Jordan.com