I hear this all the time from moms on CM and IRL.
"He just won't do homework. He refuses!"
I find this really troublesome. I understand that kids don't always want to do homework. I understand that kids say no when they don't want to do some things.
What I don't understand is parents allowing it. How is an elementary school child just permitted not to do what their parent tells them to? Why isn't there a clear consequence that leaves the child with no other option but to do it?
A child refusing to do homework isn't a homework issue IMO. Any child who is able to refuse to do something their parent tells them to at this age is headed for big trouble in my eyes. Yet it seems like many parents view this as an isolated homework issue.