A little help from parents can make the difference between completed homework and a frustrated student.
But some parents get too involved. They hover over their child and rush in with an answer every time he’s stuck.
As your child grows older, you need to get a little less involved with homework. Unless you’re planning to follow your child to college or a job, he’s going to have to learn to do things for himself sooner or later!
Here are ways to be supportive, but still let your teen take responsibility for homework:
• Let your child set a schedule. If he prefers early mornings, let him make that choice.
• Stay out of the way. If you’re too close, you may end up providing all the answers.
• Review the assignment after it’s done. That way, you stay involved, but you allow your teen to be responsible.
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