“Sometimes those questions are reflective questions, meaning we’re asking children to think about something, trying to find the thread. So ask ‘What do you already know? Tell me what you already know and let’s build on that.’”
Summers says it’s too easy to complain about homework on a busy evening or weekend. Instead, she cautions adults to keep their comments positive and to not hesitate to contact the teacher for ideas. She says homework should be seen as part of a bigger picture, and making it more of a partnership can strengthen the relationship between parent and child.