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Moms Talk Q&A: Who Has More Problems with Homework? You or Your Child?

When your son or daughter asks you for homework help, are you able to give any?

Moms Talk is a weekly feature on Wyandotte Patch intended to reach out to the parents within the community.

Each week, Moms Talk will feature a topic for discussion. You can ask questions, provide your opinion and even answer questions of other parents. We hope to spark open discussions about current issues confronting Wyandotte parents. And don't let the title fool you–dads, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to chime in, too!

This week's topic is:

Let's face it. Children these days are being challenged with types of homework that we never had to deal with. And unless you've been in the classroom with your son or daughter, the work may look foreign to you. How do you handle that? What's the best way you've found to be prepared and ready to help your child when he or she comes calling?

Have a question you'd like to ask? Leave it in the comments, or e-mail jason.alley@patch.com.

Melissa Ptak Moline March 24, 2011 at 03:28 PM
The biggest challenge I find with homework is fitting in every night. Some days are busy with extracurricular activities. Once kids get home and eat dinner, there is only time left for homework and bath before bed. I will admit to struggling with some of the new math techniques. I have had to look up answers a couple times because I wasn't sure of an answer, and this is only in the 2nd grade! Not looking forward to the years ahead of homework.
Kathy Bedikian March 25, 2011 at 01:22 PM
I feel your pain. I have been there! Ask your building principle if there are programs for parents to "teach" them some of the newer techniques so that you are better able to help your child. Washington and Garfield have some for sure. Good luck and thank goodness for Google!
Kelly Amison April 07, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Garfeild Elementary School offers Parent / Student tutoring sessions throughout the year, covering all the subjects our children are learning. Lattice Method in math, the Daily 5 and Cafe Menu in reading, Writing Techniques, even Time and Money have been tuaght so parents can understand the new approachs teachers are taking to keep our children actively involved in learning. Our family has been to most of these programs and have definitely benefitted from them. Thank you to all of our great staff at Garfield for putting these wonderful sessions together!

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