stephanie Posted September 29, 2012 Share Posted September 29, 2012 I was just wondering how many of you have to sit by or in the same area as your dc when they are working on math? I'm more so speaking about JR high kids who probably can work independently, but it would take them a good 7 hrs to finish their math. :tongue_smilie: Also, when you're teaching from a textbook like Jacobs, for example, do you sit and explain the lesson and hang around for support? Or do you expect them to work independently? This year we are working on being more independent in our studies, but I also realize that they do need help. So where's the balance? Ds13 does much better when I'm very close by while he's doing math. He gets waaaay off, lost in lah-lah land if I don't. Of course I know that lah lah land seems to be a hot spot for teenage boys...:tongue_smilie: Im hoping for some ideas on how you foster independence without being practically chained to your child?:D Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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