Dear Mr. Dad: My ten-year-old son can’t seem to keep up with his homework. He often asks his mom and me for help, and we willingly provide guidance. But a few times, I think we’ve done most of the assignment for him, just to get him over the hump. Now he’s asking for even more help. How can we get out of this rut?
A: The good news—actually, it’s pretty bad—is that you’re not alone. A recent study commissioned by Askkids.com (which is part of search giant Ask.com) found that 43 percent of parents actually do their children’s homework for them. And those are just the ones who admit it.