Do you help your children in doing homework?

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
May 20, 2009 11:13am CST
It may sound strange but helping children in homework is not good, as told to me by the teacher, of my son, I didnt believe in that as i said he doesnt know how to, but pat came the reply "then how would he learn!" I am still shocked what to do?
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7 responses
• United States
20 May 09
Yes, I have 5 children two in college now and I still continue to help with homework when I can. I am not sure where you are from but here in the US our teachers expect the parent to help in the childs education and in not doing so you it would hurt them. The need to learn from you of couse not that you should be doing it for them or giving them the answers but helping to teach them.
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@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
20 May 09
surely we do help them out but not dooing their homework what do youy say?
• Hong Kong
21 May 09
Give them some helps are very good, and it only means we are giving them some guide when they don't know the answer.
@krajibg (11931)
• Guwahati, India
20 May 09
Yes, I do help my son do home work not by doing the task myself but guiding him through. and that is the way one should have. But ironically many parents do the task themselves for their kids. this in =s not fair.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
20 May 09
helping child is good but not to assist in the homework, thats the strategy of this school, they want them to learn themselves!
20 May 09
If a child is stuck on homework helping them/ teaching them how to do it is just the same thing as they do in school. doing it for them is another issue but helping them is encouraging and increasing there educational welbeing.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
20 May 09
ya if he is stuck he should be helped!
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
20 May 09
I don't think it hurts to help the children to understand the concepts involved if they don't understand them, but once they do they should finish the assignment to the best of their own ability. Standing over the child as he does the homework to make sure it's absolutely correct isn't a good thing, though. The teacher is right in a way--we do learn from our own mistakes!
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
20 May 09
going school finishing assignments on thier own is my first priority after the incident I wish they understand faster!
@tashakau (131)
• Canada
25 May 09
I help my children do homework by guiding them, I first explain to them what they need to do, then I would do the first and second question with them and then I let them do the next one by themselve and then I gradually let them do all the rest alone and every few minutes I would go over and ask them if they need help. This method has worked very well for me.
@HelloMickey (1656)
• Hong Kong
21 May 09
My dad once helped me to do my homework, as definitely I couldn't finish it in time. He helped me draw a picture, and he told me I should learn do my homework when I came back home and didn't wait until too late. So it was the only time he helped me to DO my homework, I have learnt I should schedule my time very well. Have a nice day. If I will have kids, I think it depends whether he/she needs my helps, but of course do the homework for them is absolutely not the best way to help them to grow and to learn.
• United States
21 May 09
yes i have 2 children that are in school and one has a lot of problems so if he asks for help i will help him , i think the teacher is just crazy for wanting him to try to figure it out himself if he dont understand it that makes no sence.