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sommap

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Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« on: January 24, 2012, 09:05:29 am »
I do not believe a parent should sit with a kid through the whole process of their homework.  They have to think for themselves.  If they get stuck, then a parent can step in and help.  A parent can also check the homework when it is finished.  If it is incomplete, it should be pointed out.  If an answer is wrong, it can also be pointed out to the child and ask them to redo the question. 

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 09:13:40 am »
I think that the parents should let their kids work through their homework by themselves first. Then go over everything if they want help

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 09:54:09 am »
Yes, I totally agree with you! My dad never helped me out with my homework and I would get so mad, but now that I am older I understood why he didn't help me out. I have become so much smarter because of not having no one to help me out and it's still like that today. I refuse to have someone help me, unless it is totally necessary which is not very often.
I probably won't help my son with his homework when he is older unless he has shown me that he fully doesn't understand the subject and really needs help, but I will never give him the answers.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 11:05:31 am »
Parents can help their kids understand questions, but should not give them the answers.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 01:50:52 pm »
Some homework that is assigned is stuff that the students haven't covered in class yet. In that case, a parent should step up and help the student learn the material. They definitely shouldn't do the homework for them or go over every question step by step. The student needs to learn to work independently.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 02:22:28 pm »
A parent should be aware of how thoroughly the child attempted to solve their homework before stepping in.  I agree with the above, parents should not do the work, the child should.  I see nothing wrong with parents guiding/hinting the child toward the solution when they are stuck - but do it in such a way the child learns new ways to find solutions when they get stuck.

I recall when I was a kid, I didn't have much problems with my parents stepping in, particularly in math.  Somewhere in high school, my parents basically told me I passed them up in math so I was really on my own in that subject.   ;D

I think when parents are trying to have the "smartest" kid by doing their child's homework, they are only hurting their kids in the long run for a short term "win".

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 02:30:17 pm »
A parent should make sure it gets done, but only step in if the child asks for help. My parents never helped me with my homework unless I asked. I actually preferred to do it myself

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 04:43:22 pm »
I do not think it is wrong as long as the kid isn't trying to get them to do it.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 04:59:12 pm »
I think when a child is first learning how to do homework you should help at first then slowly let them do it them self.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 05:19:27 pm »
I agree that Children should do their own homework and then the parent could check it over if help is needed.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 05:25:57 pm »
Yes, definitely. I do not believe it should be done for them but parents should help during the process with questions and any concerns they have.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 05:28:26 pm »
I don't think parents should help their kids with their homework unless is extremely necessary. When I was younger I did all of my homework by myself and that helped me become independent and more responsible with my school work. My kids only get help from me when they really don't understand the material. I explain but I never give them answers. I also look over the homework and point out anything that is wrong and they will redo it until they get it right.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 05:52:06 pm »
I always make sure I am easily available when my children are doing their homework. If they ask for help I sit with them and we discuss what needs to be done & possible ways to do it. My child always makes the ultimate decision and it is a learning process, not just making sure it is done but that they have actually learning the material. Talking about options for solving a problem then letting them make a choice about how to solve it helps build confidence. It also helps strengthen relationships, gives you quality time with your child & lets him/her know you are there for them.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 06:05:28 pm »
yes I do think that parents should help their kids with their homework but only if that child needs help. So if a parent receive a type of grade report and the student have anything under a C that parent should help that child in subject.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 07:37:41 pm »
I think as long as help is given in a manner that the child is learning then the help with homework is appropriate. the parents should not do the homework for the kids.

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