Also keeps the parent/guardian up to date with current education standards and methods” Bill, Norfolk “Education is a partnership between school and home.
The most important thing we can give our children is education” John Clywd “You can offer a one to one tuition and time, whereas teachers have to divide themselves between twenty to thirty pupils.
“The number of hours and size of classes mean that a child does not always get the point being made.
It is the DUTY of the parent to assist your child to make the most of his/her education.
It is logical that a child will endeavour to seek favour with a parent for effort and it is good for the bonding process too” Davie John, Hampshire “My children's school sets homework that assumes a heavy involvement from the parent: I've already been to school and my children are the ones being educated so I don't need to learn how to make a cardboard volcano.
I give advice and assistance if my kids get stuck, but my assumed involvement is not at all welcome” David, Hants “It is like setting them up for a fall. ” Anon “A child needs to take the responsibility of doing their own work.One of the toughest parts about seeing your kids through school is deciding to “let go.” To let them take responsibility, make mistakes, and “learn how to learn” under their own control.But what happens when they get stuck, and aren’t able (or willing) to figure it out on their own?London “I see no problem in pointing the child in the right direction by asking them questions that will lead them to discovering the answers themselves.I do not believe that the parent should take over the work and hand it back completed as the child learns nothing” Rob H Braintree “They often need to be chased to get the homework done.However, I do NOT approve the parents writing the homework” Roger J. But how else are kids to learn if they don't understand something, but by asking and being taught, or looking it up.Presumably if the school didn't want the pupils to either looks facts up or ask how something was done they would give them work in class instead of at home.It also builds up confidence in one's own work and creates a sense of thought independence that is very important for children to develop.It is dishonest and counter-productive for parents to be involved” Cristopher H.Whether that’s on their first algebra assignment, a year-long science project they don’t know how to start, or a lingering book report where the due date has come and gone…Sometimes it’s hard to know when to step in and how to direct them without helping too much.