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September 26th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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How much do you help your child with homework or projects? Do you do it with them ~ end up doing much of the work ~ or just let them go and do it all alone?
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September 26th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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I only help if they need it, and then I will break it down to help them figure it out, but they have to do the work.
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September 27th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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This is one of those questions I might get flack for, but I help my older ones quite a bit. Especially were on teacher is concerned. She has been there 2 years and the amount of work coming out of her class is massive, if I didn't help all of their other subjects would fall by the way side. Most of what i do is the research and they put the paper together and I go back through and correct/fix mistakes.

With my oldest boy last year I did one whole project for her class, he struggled and tried but he was lost. I didn't help him in the beginning and really watched him try but English has never been his strong suit and she has these ridiculous rules you have to follow. So yeah I did the paper so he wouldn't fail the 2nd semester. He does have to retake the first semester though.

Before this there was never a need for me to really help. My little ones do theirs on their own and supply assistance were needed though.
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September 27th, 2010, 11:30 AM
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It depends on the homework/project. Some times they come home with things that require help from a parent, your supposed to work with them on it. On those things we work together from start to finish.

On homework that isn't a group effort I won't help unless they have a question. I'll explain the directions to the younger two but then they need to ask me something very specific from there on out before they get any more direction from me. "How do I do this?" is a question that would get the response "do I need to read the directions again?" but if they ask "how do I know what time it is if the long hand is between the 5 and the 6?" then I would help them count out the spaces and figure out the answer.
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September 27th, 2010, 12:32 PM
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my guys are all too little yet, but my goal is to let them do it themselves and I'll review and make them make corrections as required
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September 27th, 2010, 06:24 PM
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For my little kids (kindergarten and pre-k), I sit with them and guide them. For my DD (4th grade) I end up helping her with at least a subject a night. She does what she can on her own, and then I help her. Usually, I will help her find the answers in her book and help her work through a problem on her own.

She has been swamped with homework lately...it's unreal. She is a very smart student, and will usually begin her homework shortly after she gets home. We take a short break for dinner, but that is all. She is almost always up until after bedtime. When in the heck is she suppose to have down time?!?!?!?!?!
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September 29th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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I help sometimes more than I should esp with Thayer if I didnt' he wouldn't do it. I also help alot with projects. But my older girls I used to help a lot and now they are pretty much doing it all on their own and only come to me for a question or 2.
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September 30th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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All of the above. I do whatever is needed at the time. Depends on what kind of homework/project they're doing. A lot of the time they tell me they've got it and I'll just check it after they're done. Sometimes I get so involved I end up doing most of it for them and they won't say anything to stop me. But, I mostly try to explain and hoover just in case I'm needed.
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Sometimes I get so involved I end up doing most of it for them and they won't say anything to stop me..
LOL I have done this a few times also!
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October 4th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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J is in first grade and L is in Pre-K. L rarely has any homework, but he works very slowly, so if he doesn't finish a coloring sheet or something, then they send it home and I have him finish it. J is also a slow worker because she likes everything to be perfect. I help her with her homework and explain things when needed. I'll guide her and help her when needed, but I will not do it for her. I also won't do projects for her. I guide her--but it's all her work. If I do her work for her, she will become lazy and that won't help her in the future.
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