Helping With Homework: Good or Bad?
- May 7, 2013
- by Melissa Lawrence
So we all want our kids to do well in school, it’s only natural. These days, most kids start coming home with homework in 1st or 2nd grade. Not like when I was young and homework started in 7th grade (and then, I barely did it, but that’s another story).
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So time’s have changed and here’s the thing. My boys like me to DO their homework with them. And sometimes I catch myself doing more than just helping. They’re like leaning back saying “Mom what should I say for a sentence for this word.” And I saying like “the cow grazed on the pasture.” And then I’m like. OOPS!
To me, it’s wrong when I slip into this because helping kids with homework doesn’t mean doing the homework for them, and the whole point is that THEY DO IT that THEY LEARN. Sometimes I wish I were back in school learning all the stuff I’ve forgotten like fractions and multiplication tables but again, another story.
How to Help Your Kids With Homework
So it’s one thing to check the homework and to point out areas for improvement, and quite another to actually do the work.
So what are good strategies for helping with homework without doing homework? Maybe pointing out errors and asking your kid himself to fix?
Weigh in parents. Do you sit with your kid while he does the homework or do you actually DO the homework with or FOR your kid. Be honest. Any strategies for helping with homework? I’d love to see them.
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