Like many things, homework has become more complex and demanding than when we were kids. Louis and founder of the educational site HomeworkLady. Sadly, no. But there are simple tactics to make the process less painful for everyone involved. The first step is to empower your kid by giving her a say in when, where, and how she completes assignments. If not, offer suggestions.
Should parents help their kids with homework?
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My year-old son lies about his school work. When he wants to get out of doing homework, he says he doesn't have any or that he did it in school. When I look online to see if he is caught up, he tells me his teachers don't update the homework website. And if they email me about missing assignments, he tells me that they lost them.
Do our kids have too much homework?
Our 9 year old has a very hard time remembering different things from school -- and gets very confused at the end of the day with what he needs to bring home, etc. The teacher has worked a lot with him and yesterday his counselor suggested maybe using technology such as an iTouch or iPad to help keep him organized. He said my son could look at the screen and see a list of things he needs to do each day and that might help.
If my kids turn out anything like me, they are definitely going to need checklists like this! I cannot remember anything unless I write it down and then basically tape the list to my face ;-. Sounds like me when I was that age, I too needed to have the list taped to my face!