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Why do parents help their child in doing the homework? Don’t parents know that homework is something that their child ought to do on his or her own? You should choose the educational institution of your child with a lot of care. If teachers cover 10% of the curriculum in school and hand over the rest as homework, it is obvious that you have chosen the wrong institution for your child.
However, if bulk of curriculum is covered in school and practice tests are handed over to the child as homework, you would be making a big mistake by interfering in the process. Many parents make the mistake of comparing the homework they used to do with the homework given to their child. Well, you were 10 years old more than a decade ago. In such a scenario, expecting the level of educational standards to stay the same for many decades at a stretch does not make sense.
The most harmful consequence of interfering in homework is that your child finds a reason to criticize the curriculum and the educational system. You may not be comfortable with the current system but you are aware that there’s no escaping the same. On the other hand, your child may conclude that simply criticizing stuff is enough to escape ones obligations. Sooner or later, the child will have to wear the consequences of poor grades.
If you feel that your child is getting too much homework, try having a word with the teachers. However, make sure you do not undermine the authority of the teachers and the educational institution by criticizing it in front of your child.