Don’t help with home­work

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

KIDS do bet­ter with home­work if they don’t have par­ents hov­er­ing over them, a new study re­veals. The in­ter­na­tional re­search, blished this month, found children aged be­tween seven and re­sponded bet­ter if left to their wn de­vices. Par­ents help­ing every step of the way in­stead ked mak­ing children less in­ter-ested in school­work.

“One pos­si­ble ex­pla­na­tion is when the mother gives her child an op­por­tu­nity to do home­work au­tonomously she sends out a mes­sage that she be­lieves in the child’s skills and ca­pa­bil­i­ties,” study au­thor Jaana Vil­jaranta, of the Univer­sity of Eastern Fin­land, said. “This makes the child be­lieve in him or her­self, and in his or her skills and ca­pa­bil­i­ties.”

The burn­ing school.

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