When you don't know answers on your kids' homework, where do you go for help?

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Sherri - posted on 09/04/2011




@Teresa I am with Roxanne. I stopped being able to help my kids in math by 3rd grade. Not because I don't know it because they are now taught a completely different way that I have never even seen before and don't even understand. By fifth grade I stopped being able to help with Science. My middle one is now in 8th and the only things I can still help him with is Social Studies and LA, the rest he is on his own. We use extra help days quite frequently to help him if he is struggling.

Tanisha - posted on 09/04/2011




If your child needs on-going help with homework. An inexpensive option for a tutor is to find a student from the local college. They often are available in the afternoons, and are willing to help at little cost and some may do it for free if their school or course work requires community service. A bonus is that students who are in an Education or Social Services/ Psychology major must go through a DOJ background screening as part of their program to be cleared for entry &/or graduation. Giving an added measure of safety in hiring them to help your child

Debbie - posted on 09/02/2011




I also do the whole Google thing and sometimes have to re-learn something I had forgotten or learn a new way of doing what something. .... The way they teach math to elementary school kids has changed since I was in school. .... And it's not doing the child's homework, it's making sure they did it correctly or helping out if they can't figure out how to do it themselves. (Just referring to the person who said they don't do their child's homework for them.) I like to make sure what she does at home was done correctly so my daughter has to show me everything after she's done with it. .... There has been a time where my stepson was in 7th grade and even with Google I had no idea how to do his math problem which was quite disheartening since I even had trig/calculus in college and I had difficulty with a 7th grade math problem! (smile)

Shannon - posted on 08/31/2011




my friends, extended family and google is always a good way to get an answer!

Catrena - posted on 08/30/2011




what i dont knw ill go to google and type in what it is im not understanding and read about it or learn it and then help my child with it.

Emma - posted on 08/29/2011




gooooooooooogle.... whenin doubt just google it. i dont have school age kids yet but i am sure i will either send them to their father or i will google it :D there use to be a website called ask.com. it asked teachers questions and you could find different subjects on there.

Sue - posted on 08/25/2011




Luckily we have friends with older teens. Our kids also like to help younger kids in school .

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Their textbook, if they're using one. Authoritative online sources. Wikipedia, especially if I just need a brush up on the details. Class notes.

Dionne - posted on 08/24/2011




i will google. i know at my kids school there was thing called everyday math and i couldnt understand. so i wrote a letter to his teacher and luckily i wasnt the only parent so there school had set up a workshop for parents who wanted to learn more bout that math. i took the workshop. Communicating with ur childs teacherand the principal works great

Mimi - posted on 08/21/2011




I'm a college professor so thankfully if I don't know about that subject, someone I do does!

Julie - posted on 08/13/2011




I am lucky enough to have a much younger brother who is 18. If I don't know something, he will usually...it's much fresher in his mind then mine LOL. If I can't get ahold of him though I googe it!

Roxanne - posted on 08/12/2011




@Teresa Ward..you will be suprise what type of work comes home. I have 10yr that will be entering 5th grade in about a wk..He is in the gifted and talented program that is awesome and they do a lot of projects, 12 last yr and 97% of them are all computer generated (power point..etc) so sometimes he may have a question that has to do with software for his laptop and if he is asking me..i won't know..lol he handles all the computer stuff in our house if his uncles aren't around..As for the work.even though it's accelerated , it's still too easy for him. when he does have questions, he himself is great at seeking help either online or his Gt homework buddy..but he's never needed to do that..what he needs help with his gathering info for his projects and he is learning to start early and use his time wisely.

Sylvia - posted on 08/05/2011




I don't do my kid's homework for her ;)

Seriously, though, if she asked me something that i didn't know the answer to, I would do what I always do when I don't know something: Google it!

Teresa - posted on 08/04/2011




At this age what questions are being asked that you don't know the answers to?

Tamara - posted on 07/22/2011




I google the book and the page number then the word help. Most of my kids books have a url in the front, If that dont work I google the title of the page and get a general idea of what to do.

If Hubby is home I say dad knows this and have him figure it out lol

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