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ButterflyWings

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2012, 08:39:07 am »
I agree..I help when asked or they need it explained and I check over their work..I have 3 who get lots of homework lol ..Very rarely they ask for help..they usually do it bring it to me to check it and thats about it..

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2012, 08:49:16 am »
I really think is depends on the kid.  And what you call help.  For some kids, they have to be reminded or even made to sit down and do their homework.  Others have it done before the parent even thinks about homework needing to be done.  I don't think parents should solve all the problems.  But I do think the interaction to checking problems, or better yet having the kid teach you how to get the answer.  Reading outloud, the kid to the parent, helps in so many ways.  Even if it's math.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2012, 11:54:12 pm »
Yes, I think that parents should help. However, I think the child needs to try to complete the homework to the best of their ability before a parent steps in to help.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2012, 08:09:55 am »
I think it is a good thing for a parent to help with homework as long as there not hanging over the kid and saying hurry up.  I sit in the same room where my child does homework all the time.  She loves that I am there and am right where she needs me if she needs help.  I really taking a break but, I do not tell her that.  Then she would not do her homework.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2012, 10:55:19 am »
All the above answers are pretty obvious... No, don't give them answers.
But I think a parent should do the homework with their child.
that doesn't mean do it for them, or give them answers, or even help.
BUT it IS quality time with them and then it'll be a refresher for You as parents!
The work is only going to get harder and if you don't understand it, then you can't even TRY to help them with it when they REALLY DO need help.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2012, 11:13:10 am »
There's a difference in helping and doing. Yes, I think you should help your child understand the problem so that he/she can do the work, but I don't think you should do the work for him/her.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2012, 10:20:38 am »
If a kid is having problem fully understanding an issue with their homework, I think it is the responsibility to the parent to guide them thru doing their homework, but definitely not doing it.  If you do the homework, that makes for a lazy uneducated kid.
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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2012, 10:23:05 am »
sure parents can help their children with homework.the question is:DO THEY WANT TO HELP THEM?

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2012, 03:38:39 pm »
It depends on the homework given and the situation. Yes, it's usually better to let the child attempt to do their homework themselves. But that depends, if a child is already really struggling in school and not asking for help, then a parent should be more involved with the homework. That's not to say to outright give them the answers but to discuss the assignment and to help them think about it more. Though I also don't see any harm if a parent gives a struggling one answer as an example of how to answer the others correctly, say like in a mathmatics situation. That can be really helpful. Then the child could practice on a few and try coming to the answer on their own.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2012, 07:02:28 pm »
I agree with the original post-- guide rather than do when it comes to your kids' homework.  However, if they are totally lost, you can go further and help them understand by explaining hard-to-grasp concepts in language your child(ren) can understand.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2012, 08:11:33 pm »
I agree with you sommap you can step in and help out that's what i done with everyone who asked for my help and my parents did the same with me.

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Re: Do you think parents should help kids with their homework?
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2012, 08:47:03 pm »
yes i think parents should help their kids out with homework. my parents did with me up until like middle school. and right now i help out my nephew with his. sometimes i tell him to do it and i just check to see if he does his work right and if it isn't i tell him that it's not right

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