I’m sure this has been debated/discussed before many times, but since it’s now my daughter involved ( ), I need to ask again:
What is the parents role in assisting a child with their homework? Is it to make sure that every answer is right or to make sure that all questions are answered (regardless of whether they are correct or not), or what?
The child in question is 7 years-old and in the first grade. She has anywhere between 1-4 pages of homework each night, which takes her about 15 minutes to one hour to complete (depending upon how serious she is in attacking it). My wife is of the opinion that we are to make sure that Sophie gets everything correct, I’m of the opinion that we need to make sure she gets it done and we should leave it to the teacher to catch any mistakes (within reason of course - if she gets all her sums wrong, then we need to work with her to help her understand the concept).
Appreciate the advice!