Scenario: Boy age 13 needs tutoring to build on basic skills before high school next year - both parents agree on this. He also needs homework assistance during the week.
One parent wants: Sylvan Learning for two hours on Saturday morning when boy is well rested. Let him focus on his homework during the week without adding tutoring during the week. He can get free homework help through a school program at 3:00 PM. Sylvan should be for developing his skills.
Other parent wants: It won't do any good on Saturday after having school all week. Give the boy a break and don't make him study on the weekend. Have him do his tutoring during the week on Wednesday late afternoon after school (4:30 to 6:30) so he is done with it. He is out of school at 12:30 and should play for four hours first. Then he can go home and have dinner and do his homework afterwards.
This may seem like a trivial question but has become a huge problem. It would be interesting to find out from total strangers what their opinion on this would be.