Should parents help out on those giant school projects?
So, your child came home with a gigantic science project. Do you get involved with helping to build it, or is that cheating? Well, according to Dr. Harley Rotbart, pediatrician and author of “No Regrets Parenting” there’s just too many benefits to helping out to not get involved.
“Really, as long as your kids are the in charge of those projects and you’re merely helping, teachers do encourage parents to help with those big projects like science fair dioramas, bridge building contests. If for no other reason, teachers don’t want kids to blow up the house while they’re creating their science fair masterpiece. As long as the teachers are happy with parental involvement, this is an opportunity for you and your kids to partner with your kids taking the lead in a big moment in their school lives, and we should partner with our kids whenever we have the opportunity.”
From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.