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Do you help your kids with their homework?

by Sharmila Jayasinghe (follow)
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Our kids do get homework on a daily basis. Failing to finish their homework would get them into detention, where they would be kept after school to finish their homework or give up their lunch time to finish the work that was meant to be done at home. Do you sit with your children and assist them with their homework or do you let them do it by themselves?

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I do both. I have a child who needed lots of supervision as she wasn't motivated, then I have 2 others in lower primary who also would rather play but need to knuckle down and do minimal homework which my husband and I both help with. It is very important as I also do reading groups at school, and you really see the vast contrasts between students capabilities. Being hands on is a must now that I have seen the classes in action. Teachers cannot get all that work done in the class time - without help.
Only if they ask. However, most the times I let them figure it out and then at the end we go over it!
I don't have kids, but I definitely think that you should help them if they need it. If they don't want help or are getting on fine without you that is great, but if they are struggling, then you should help. Homework is about learning, and helping them find out how to arrive at the answers is part of the learning process.
My son doesn't yet go to school but, I imagine that when he starts, I will assist him if and when the need arises. I don't like the idea of sitting with children during the entire time they are doing homework. I think i's too easy for them to look to you for the answers. However, if they have tried their very best to complete it, but need clarification on something, then giving them a hand is the way to go.
by Vee
What happens in our house is... they leave it till late to ask for help, by which time I can either 'guide' them and stay up all night, or spoon feed them the answers and be in bed by midnight. You can guess which one I end up doing.
Yes, I help them. My kids are young so the school actually asks us to help them at this stage, with reading and learning sight words, so I have to help them to assist in their learning process.
And being an ex-homeschooler I like to keep a hand in on their education anyway.
Yes I sure did, and even now with my granddaughter.
Also 4 yrs ago, I helped my son with a tad of his Art projects...he was in High school.
But, there comes a time when we don't understand their 'work' like Maths is a whole different animal.
I do not agree with a lot of it, old school is far better.They go all around the tree!, when we would have it worked out....in our Heads.
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