Topic Author
Posts: 332
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:03 am

Helping Your Kid With Homework: When Too Much?

Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:19 pm

Parents want their children to do well at school and achieve good marks. Many parents also assist their children with their homework, which I think is a good thing, but when does this help become too much? My colleague at work's son is now in grade 11. He regularly brings some of his son's text books to work with him. During tea breaks he will often sit and make summaries for him. Sometimes it sounds as if father and son is going to school together, they way he talks: "Tomorrow P...... is writing maths. Tonight we have to study.......". How do you feel about this, when is too much too much?

[Edited 2008-10-02 09:24:37]
The only good suit is a wetsuit
Posts: 5686
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:01 am

RE: Helping Your Kid With Homework: When Too Much?

Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:40 pm

I try and help my kids as much as possible. My technique is hard to explain but i start with very little help to gauge where she is at and gradually increase the help to a point where she understands. When we get to that point, i make up my own short tests for her to take and see if she has grasped the lesson.

I'm happy to say that my little girl (grade 2) is very eager to learn and sometimes tells me to stop talking so she can think things out on her own. Having them develop their own way to understand is better than "forcing" your way to solve problems.  twocents 

Basically, help as much as possible just as long as they understand it in the end and retain it.
I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DucatiRacer, Flighty, Majestic-12 [Bot], mbmbos, Osubuckeyes, UltimoTiger777 and 15 guests

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos