Parents shouldn’t do their kid’s homework

From But I want to do your homework from the New York Times.

What message do your want your kids to learn? That they can’t handle it without help from their parents? How about that it’s more important to be right than to learn? Being wrong, and learning from it, is vitally important to life as an adult. We have to help our children learn this important lesson, or they won’t be able to function properly when they grow up.

In many cases, things are taught differently than when we were in school. Do you know what a math lattice is? Be careful that your help doesn’t actually hurt what your children are learning.

Studies show that most parental help actually hurts test scores and grades. Let your child learn. Let them fail, and rise from the ashes with greater understanding. Helping too much can actually hobble their desire to learn.

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