Teacher Tip of the day
- Please don't do your child's homework ... ever
I'm helping, right? I mean, she can't get it all done and she can't get bad grades ... she's got college to think about. Right?
When a parent helps in this way, here's what they've really done. They've just told their child that they can't handle the work. They just reaffirmed that the Spanish homework given is not valuable, and they've just taught in no uncertain terms that if or when I decide to not do my homework mamma will come to the rescue and do it for me.
I think the more appropriate response would be to not go to practice. I know some may argue with me on this point, but too often I've seen parents ask their child to sacrifice their education for the sake of a sport. School has to come first, and the children must have ownership of everything they turn in.
It might not be pleasant, but the truth rarely is.