July 6, 2008 7:36pm CST
Should parents monitor and assist with their children's homework? Or should parents leave them alone for them to be independent individuals?
7 Jul 08
Parents should monitor and assist in their children's homework. By assist, I mean giving information on where to look for information. Eventually, they learn to do homework on their own and ask for advice when needed. It's another thing if parents make the homework for their children. It promotes a dependent personality which may be carried to adulthood.
• United States
15 Sep 08
I think parents should always play an active role in their child's education. Math is the only subject that most children actually NEED help with. If they don't understand how to do arithmetic problems, they won't just fall out of the sky. Other subjects are great opportunities to get your child thinking. I'm not saying to do the work for them. But ask questions. Make them think about what they are reading and writing. They could easily go through the motions of doing a book report about the book they just read. Make them think about what it "means". Make them question everything around them. Children who question, look for answers. Children who look for answers will have a meaningful education throughout life.