When Their Kids Get Older, Parents Should Try To Phase Out Homework Help

Parent and child at kitchen table doing homework

Homework can help children practice their skills, and can also help families understand what their children are learning in school. But not all homework is helpful, and how families help makes a difference. Families can make a difference through warm encouragement, a positive outlook and communicating high expectations to children. This article helps us understand that families should gradually reduce homework help as their children grow older, probably phasing out direct assistance with homework by the time their children reach high school.

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