The benefits of homework: communication between children and parents



A social factor, in determining whether the children actually do all their homework, is that this gives parents one more reason to interact with their children.

Even if parents are unfamiliar with the subject matter, that the child is studying, they know they can feel confident enough to be offered as a good guardian, suggesting how to complete assignments and suggesting where their children could go for more information for their research: this provides a good reason and great opportunities to talk to each other, parents and children.

In a technological world, where many people are glued to their mobile phones or computers, this is one of the main advantages of the dear good old days of homework.