Do you help your kids with their homework?

and do you sit down with them or check afterwards?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I help them find the information they need to figure it out, only if they ask for my help. I check the homework as soon as it is finished and have them correct any mistakes. We are getting to the point where I asked them to double check it before they give it to me.

    Answer by MomShawn70 at 4:35 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • I sit with my son at the table while he does his homework, but I do not help him unless he asks me to. I check his work when he is done, and I tell him which ones he needs to correct. I have started to just tell him he got X number of problems wrong, or X number of words spelled wrong, and having him figure out which ones they are. My younger son doesn't have homework yet (only in Pre-K), but when he does, the first yr or so I will help him, and then eventually I'll handle him like I do my other son.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 5:04 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • I review what he needs to do with him, stay nearby and periodically check on what he's doing to make sure he's on track. Then make sure it's all good after he finishes. He's in Pre-K.
    Today I know I don't have to b/c its just to read and write "bob has a ball" and "one apple" then draw it but other days
    I have to pay more attention to his little sister b/c she's only 3 and just starting the HW deal so she'll color anywhere but where she is supposed to.

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 7:57 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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    Answer by SweetMama823 at 9:02 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • I don't usually have to help my 3rd grader unless it is math (she sucks at math and hates it so will lie and say she doesn't have any). Other then that I don't have to help her. I usually only check her math homework to make sure she is doing it right and finishing it all.
    My 1st grader can't really read yet and needs me to practically hold his hand while he does his homework. He won't even try to read unless someone else puts their finger under the words and coaches him along. He has zero confidence in his own reading ability. So I have to help him every single day and it can take him hours to do his homework. My kindergartener only has homework once a week and since I'm usually helping my son then Daddy helps her.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • as much as she needs. not much these days but a few years ago i spent hours on it a day. yep hours. now her school is not anywhere near as advanced.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 11:49 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

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  • I go over what he needs to do and ask if he has any questions then let him go to it. I check afterwards and point out any mistakes. We also do his reading together as he has to read it out loud. My son is a math wiz so he rarely needs help but I always check it. We do homework together at the kitchen table nightly.

    Answer by norbert at 8:56 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • my son is 7 and last year I had to help him and sit there with him for a few hours or more to get him to do his homework.
    Now he's gotten more confident in certain aspects of his homework, math he loves, it's the writing to express himself for various answers that he needs to figure out that we are having trouble with.

    The way I see it is that he's devleoping and I wasn't a stay at home mom until a few years ago, so I try to get him use to me being here and helping him as much as I can to allow him to think of something to write to express his views on what needs to be done. I give him scenerios on how to come to an answer so he can learn that way. He amazes me though because once he's sure of what needs to be done he seems to get his own points on paper!

    Answer by tinateee at 8:59 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • We sit together and go over what needs to be done. After that he's pretty much on his own unless he really gets stuck ad needs help. I do check it after to make sure everything is done correctly and neatly (he has BIG issues with neatness).

    Answer by InsanitySpeaks at 9:02 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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  • My husbands helps our 1st grader with his writing assignments. He has to write a one page story every week a rough draft has to be included. So he has to proof read and correct spelling mistakes. He also is doing double digit math and sometimes needs a little help with that. His grammar pages and writing practice for his vocabulary and spelling words he does on his own. He can do his book reports that are do each week on his own now. He has to read his Excel reading book to us three nights a week. It is a 5th grade book so sometimes he needs help with the bigger words.  He has a project due each month and poems to memorize each month I help with that. 


    Answer by momtoonecuteboy at 12:14 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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