Hilary Duff Struggles to Help Son With Homework as She Stopped "Real" School in 3rd Grade

Oct 21, 2019 16:14


Hilary Duff Struggles to Help Son With Homework as She Stopped "Real" School in 3rd Grade https://t.co/xviueP5l2B
- E! News (@enews) October 20, 2019

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Hilary posted on instagram about her troubles with helping son Luca with his 2nd grade homework

"This guy with his spirit and kindness. Homework is already no joke in 2nd grade. I stopped ( Read more... )

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wormsinthedirt October 21 2019, 14:51:57 UTC
I've commented about this before but my parents never helped me with my homework. I might have asked them a question here and there, but they definitely never sat next to me. Now parents spend are expected to spend hours a night working on homework with their kids. No wonder everyone's so depressed and anxious.

If I have kids I'll either homeschool them or send them to some kinds hippie school. I don't have time for this shit lol.

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screamingintune October 21 2019, 14:55:01 UTC
Now parents spend are expected to spend hours a night working on homework with their kids.

hours? At what age level/location/type of school? My niece and nephews don't ever seem to have an unreasonable amount of homework and they span from elementary to high school. Are you referring to elite private schools?

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wormsinthedirt October 21 2019, 14:59:11 UTC
I'm thinking of parents of public school kids. But it's not just anecdotal, parents spend way more time caring for their kids than they used to: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/25/upshot/the-relentlessness-of-modern-parenting.html

I don't feel like rereading the article to confirm the stat but I think working moms spend more time with their kids now than stay at home moms did decades ago.

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emptyobsidian October 21 2019, 16:12:08 UTC
Yes and some of the homework is designed to involve the parents. Which, on one hand, I get. Like, I get the motivation behind it.
But then my nephews had homework that basically said "get your mom and dad and..." (which, already sets me off) and then its something that would take hours to do and walk through with a kid that my SIL or brother have to do after working a full day and then also making dinner...
Its a LOT.

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screamingintune October 21 2019, 14:53:15 UTC
I am always helping my roommate's 4th grader with the Common Core math. It completely broke the brains of both the child's father and grandmother. Grandma got really really pissed off about it, and i know the internet hates it, so I was like, all right, I took graduate level stats, let me look at this.

And like??? Apparently I've been doing math in my head the Common Core way all along because I found it super efficient and easy.

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wormsinthedirt October 21 2019, 15:03:44 UTC
I like the common core way because it prepares people to actually use math in real life. It's pretty much how I do math in my head too.

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umilicious October 21 2019, 15:06:19 UTC
Thank goodness my boyfriend has a master’s in math, because I was completely useless when it came to my kid’s homework. Her teacher this year, despite all of the warnings she received, is actually the best for her - for the first time in her life, she has a solid A in math (no cheating, I asked). I was so happy that I almost cried.

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thelxienoe October 21 2019, 15:20:00 UTC
Ahh that's so good! Sometimes a teacher that gives a lot of warnings--though it may not be a perfect or even a good warning system--is also a teacher that is behind your kid 100%. It's so nice to see.

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sadmagikarp October 21 2019, 14:55:01 UTC
smh how you gonna be the parent who signs off on pulling your kid out of school in 3rd fucking grade. sad af

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screamingintune October 21 2019, 14:56:43 UTC
I generally don't trust parents of famous child stars tbh

they all got dollar signs in their eyes

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sailormood October 21 2019, 15:13:25 UTC
current income + perks > childs future after the cuteness wears off

I really thought there was some on the set tutor who actually taught kids math but lol they probably had the lowest standards when it came to passing.

That would make for an interesting investigative piece. The acedamic standards for child stars and how their parents + studios get away with it. (Yeah $$$ is how they get away with it but still)

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soul_amazinn October 21 2019, 15:24:50 UTC
Because they think the kid is going to be a star an that their career doesn't need them to finish schooling

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sailormood October 21 2019, 15:01:09 UTC
Good on her for this honesty tbh
And that she helps her son with his homework.

Parents who did go to 'real school' struggle with solving equations and working on projects - that is ofc if they're able to make sit down time.

I was lucky to have 2 people in my household who looooved math lol I just couldn't do it. I was into history and writing 10 page papers.

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msbombtastic October 21 2019, 15:03:33 UTC
I never really asked my parents for homework help tbh....if I needed help I asked the teacher lol
My parents both suck at math, so I suck at it so that is a bust. My brother somehow ended up being great at it..go figure.
All other subjects (except Science) I could manage on my own.

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