Of those, 12% struggled with the homework themselves and were left feeling embarrassed or fallible as a parent.
A quarter of the survey felt they lost kudos with their children for not being able to help with their homework tasks.
I then get annoyed because he interrupts me or doesn’t pay enough attention to what I’m trying to teach him.
My temper rises and before you know it, he’s in tears and has stormed off, and I’m left seething that my weekend has been taken up doing a monster essay.
Even though you reason, lecture, nag and yell, nothing seems to change — and each night turns into a battle with no victors. I have to admit that dealing with my son’s homework was one of my least favorite experiences as a parent.
It felt overwhelming to me; often, I just wasn’t equipped to offer the help he needed.
Do you get sucked into a fight over homework with your child every night?
So many parents tell me that this is one of their top struggles with their kids.
Every Friday my 9-year-old son Finn trudges through the door with his schoolbag on his back.
With trepidation, I unzip the bag and take out his English and math homework.