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View Poll Results: Do you help your child with homework?
I sit with my children and direct them as they do homework. 7 26.92%
I check homework after it's done. 13 50.00%
I've done some of my children's homework. 2 7.69%
I am in the room as a resource when my children do homework. 19 73.08%
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:36 AM
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It depends on the situation at my house. My younder DS usually only has to read for 20 minutes a night because he's in kindergarten, but sometimes he has little projects we do together. My older DS is in 3rd grade and he can do most things independently with very little help, but I have to be in the room or he won't focus and get the job done. He sometimes has trouble with daydreaming in school (gets that from his mother), and he'll do the same thing when it's homework time if he's left to do things himself!
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:03 PM
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When I do leave them alone to do the work, I do check on them from time to time, to make sure the work is being done.
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:37 PM
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I do all sorts of the above and sometimes none of the above! Dd is great. She is a diligent student and gets her h/w out as soon as she gets home, then , usually, has time at te end of the evening that is not for h/w. Ds is the opposite. He avoids it as much as possible. The school don't give any info as to what is due, leaving it to the child to be honest and motivated about the work. I suspect there will be some repercussions after P/T interviews!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:47 PM
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Megan, I know in the past with my own kids and with the gd's I've asked for the teacher to please let me know what is going on and they all been good about doing so.

So maybe if you would talk with the teacher as you will with the P/T and asked that she sends notes to you I feel she would.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:17 PM
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Two high school students:

Mostly I act as an editor for spell check or grammatical consultant. Their math would take me too long to come up to speed so they get friends via IM to consult with. The history we use resource books or computer. And the science we do our own laboratory extracurriculars to illustrate the lesson.

I would like to see them work at their desks but they like to be in the same room as the dh and I so the dining room table or the coffee table are often the sites for doing homework other than the living room computer. When dd1 needs to write she does it in her room quietly.

And we do a lot of partner studying for memorization tests like vocabulary in English and Spanish. Usually using flash cards that dds have made up.

We do listen to their music practice.
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:16 AM
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Fortunately for me, my DH has excellent math ability. If the kids have math homework trouble, they go right to him.

I too help my high-school student edit his writing assignments. Otherwise I just leave him alone.

One thing that I have to say over and over to both my school-age kids when they say their work is done: "Is it packed? It's not finished until you pack it." They just never make it to that last step without reminders.
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