I love my kids and generally love watching them participate in activities. However, when it comes to their school work/projects, Ifeel like their homework is my homework! They are constantly working on projects, reports, speeches, etc. I spend a great deal of time encouraging, reminding , and sometimes just pushing them to get things done. They are 7 and 9! I often feel like the teachers' expectations are unrealistic if the kids can't get things done on there own. Am I wrong to think this way?Answer Question
Answer by ashisamom at 2:00 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Answer by older at 2:00 PM on Nov. 6, 2010
Educationally, this country is failing. It is unreasonable to expect children to gain proficiency in everything they need to know during classroom time alone. Homework and projects reinforce what was taught during class time. Not only do I appreciate my daughters homework, I supplement her lessons with additional material for her to learn.
Sure, homework takes time. Of course there are times when there are things I'd rather be doing. But we have study and homework time each and every night, regardless of if the school has sent work home. I'm working to make this time a habit, so that it will just become natural for her to dedicate time to her work each day.
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