Pros And Cons Of Parents Helping With Homework

Whether you are for or against homework, here are some pros and cons to help you decide as a parent, how involved you want to be on the homework issue.

Pros And Cons Of Parents Helping With HomeworkPros of helping with homework

  1. Encourage finishing assignments at home
  2. Help kids understand concepts they may of missed in class
  3. Reinforce classroom instruction
  4. Repetition helps memory more fun with parent as partner
  5. Help prep for tests
  6. Communication helps learning
  7. Learn complex tasks bit by bit
  8. Time management
  9. Routine
  10. Work independently

Cons of helping with homework

  1. Parental expectations can add stress
  2. Parental help can be distracting , take kids off task
  3. Burnout and information overload
  4. Less free time for kids and parents
  5. Focus on helping with homework in grades 3 to 5 can have a negative impact on attitudes about school
  6. Parents struggle with getting kids to do homework
  7. It is disruptive to family life
  8. Makes kids more tired after a long day at school
  9. Parental help delays independent learning and self-management
  10. Parents may not know material

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