My daughters are freshmen and juniors. Anyway they need help with their homweork. I dunno how to help. How can I help them without using my brain?


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Amy - posted on 01/29/2013




If they are having trouble understanding what is being taught in school you should encourage them to seek help from the teacher or another student who understands the subject being taught. You can also look into hiring a tutor for them, I know I needed one for pre-calc when I was in school.

Liz - posted on 01/29/2013




If your daughters are freshmen and juniors, they should know how to do homework by now. Are you talking about a need to help them with study skills and concentration or with actually doing their homework?

It's important that they are the ones that do their homework. The advice you can give them should be centered on how to find the facts that they need if they don't know how to do this or how to set aside a quiet space for a 'thinking' environment (go somewhere quiet in the house, sit at a table ready for study mode, turn off all music etc etc).

If the help that they are asking for is more along the lines of 'what's the answer to this?' then you shouldn't be providing answers. If they can't do it because they don't understand how to solve a problem (e.g. math), then you can show them an example and work through the problem with them and then let them do the rest. If you don't know how to solve that type of problem either, then they'll need to ask their teacher.

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