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Parents, do your homework

Helping kids leads to higher grades, better attendance, more motivation

August 14, 2013
By EMILY GIANNOTTI , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Juniata Valley

"Did you get all of your homework done?" The question is common among parents, especially those with younger children, and well intentioned. Yet, where does the task of helping a child with homework turn into one of almost doing it for them? Ultimately, the task is that of the child's, teaching him or her the values of responsibility and independence among more specific skills like time management, problem solving, decision-making and organization. This sets him or her up for success in future academic pursuits, the workplace and the adult world in general.



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