The Courier-Mail THE WORD ON THE STREET 2015-09-01 - Words and Pictures: Alexandria Utting Should parents help kids with their homework? 2.30pm, Australia Fair, Southport DENISE LLOYD 69, retired, Biggera Waters Yes, definitely. Parents have a lot of extra knowledge and they have compassion for their child that teachers may not have. MITCHELL CARLSON 24, hotel manager, Surfers Paradise Yes, I think they should if it’s too hard and a child doesn’t understand or if the child has learning difficulties. PAIGE ALGIE 16, student, Surfers Paradise Yes, if their children need help. After all, that’s their job as parents – to help. BROOKE CHATFIELD 16, theme park worker, Merrimac Definitely. I have dyslexia and I wouldn’t have got by at school without help with homework. YING TRAN 20, student, Southport Yes, they should help to a degree. But not so much that they do the homework for the kids. CAITLYN RYAN 19, student, Labrador Yes, they should. It’s important for parents to see if their kids are actually learning at school.