Are your kids going to school?

India
July 17, 2008 1:07pm CST
In some homes, it is the parents who do the homework of their kids, instead of making it done by the kids, our of love for them! I feel it's not okay for the child's development. What about your child, and the homework?
6 responses
• India
22 Jul 08
You are doing the right thing. I am also a student. I read in school. My parents help me in my homework. They do not do it for me. Hats off to you. You are a ideal parent.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
My eldest goes to school. he's already in grade four. He does his homeworks but if he cannot understand something he asks for help. We would explain it to him and when he says he understands it already, we would tell him to answer them. Afterwards, when he's all done, my husband or me, will check it after. But most of the time, he understands the lessons of the day and doesn't ask for help anymore. It is usually in Mathematics that he has a little difficulty, so, when we see that he's already scratching his head in despair, we are always there to the rescue. In doing research on the net, we allow him to use the computer and search for it. We will guide him to where he must go to get the informations. We don't do his homeworks for him, it's not right. How would he learn how to do it if we will always do it for him. We are here just to guide and not do it altogether.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
18 Jul 08
The only help I've ever given either my children or my grandchildren was to check their work and make them do over anything that was wrong. Frequently this more than annoyed them, sometimes sufficiently to make them do their homework during school hours, but it made them better students. All of my older grandchildren have taken all advanced classes. The oldest got a math scholarship for college. The youngest just completed kindergarten, but he can better than most 2nd grade students.
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
17 Jul 08
Hi! To do a 180 on this yes I have done some homework for my son. One year he missed 89 days of school. And his makeup work for Phys Ed was to write a report on a sport for each day he missed (that is a lot of reports)! Well I did a great deal on many of these reports because I much rather wanted him to do his Algebra or English. Not that Phys Ed isn't important but I felt that he needed to learn English more than write a report on how to play hackeysak (we were getting to the point where we were running out of sports to write about). Son did add some input for these reports but I did most of the typing. Otherwise the kids know more than I can help them with anyway so they do their own homework. And forget about Algebra and Geometry because I know nothing about these subjects.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
17 Jul 08
My children are grown and have school age children of their own. I never even considered doing their homework for them. After a certain point, I couldn't have done it, anyway. That last statement would have been even more true for my grandchildren, the oldest of which is already in college.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
17 Jul 08
Yes my daughters do go to school and i am always there to help them with their homework but i am not the one who does it. They do it and i check it out and hellp when they find problems. I did do the drawing part and they wont be able to draw well. I have gone away with this problem by using the summer holidays. They attended drawing classes and in the process have not only learnt but have also got an increased confidence level that they can draw and colour well.