If the mere thought of a tri-fold science project display board makes you want to run for the hills, we’re right there with you. But we’ve also come to accept that as kids move into upper elementary, middle, and high school, school projects and increased homework demands are par for the course.
Join Meagan and Sarah for a frank discussion about how we find the balance between supporting the work that comes home from school without hovering or helicoptering. We share successes and failures from our own experience, plus offer ideas for navigating homework parenting without going crazy. Enjoy!
- Homework: At What Cost? Episode 45, where we bemoaned homework in the younger elementary years
- My kid has a “project” due. What’s ok to help with, and what’s not? Love this post by KJ Dell’Antonia
- The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey
- Did you like this episode? We have a roundup of all our school-related shows on this page.
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Kati Snody says
At what age do you start expecting your kids to email their teachers instead of doing it yourself? My kiddo is going into 6th grade next year and I know there are some things that are going to change here soon as we enter this new school season!