One in Six Parents Do All the Homework According to a Recent Survey

A new research has revealed that up to 1 in 6 parents do ALL the homework for their children. The study revealed that in two thirds of scenarios, parents were willing to HELP out but in more situations, they found themselves actually doing it ALL.

According to the Telegraph report:

A tenth of parents who took part said it saved stress if they did the work themselves, although not all of them admitted to doing so regularly. A quarter said they had to stop themselves from completing all the exercises.

I found this interesting because it is a dilemma that many parents that talk to us face.

A staggering 70% of those surveyed said their children were happy to leave them with the work and just ‘wander off’.

Top reasons, parent gave to doing it all, was

  1. They got a ‘buzz’ if their kids got a high mark for a homework that they helped with.
  2. Some felt there was a competition between themselves and other parents when it came to their children’s homework.

We would all agree that there is difference between helping out and doing it all. We don’t think doing it ALL is in our children’s best interest.

Other aspects that came out of the survey were that 1 in 20 couples argued over the homework.

Reasons for the arguments according to the Telegraph included “the best way to tackle homework, which parent will help out, criticism that one parent is not helping enough, or that they are interfering too much.

source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10578136/One-in-six-parents-do-all-the-homework.html

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