If you have kids, they’ve probably asked for help with their homework. Times change and what we were taught in school might not be what they’re teaching today. Find out what your kids are learning by asking for a copy of the textbook.
Over at The Stir, they’ve got some tips for what to talk about during parent-teacher conferences. If you’re trying to help kids with homework, getting a copy of the textbook keeps you in sync with your child’s teacher:
A surefire way to drive your kids and yourself crazy is to explain an already challenging concept differently than the teacher initially presented it to your kiddo. Do yourselves the favor of getting the information directly from the source — heck, you may even learn an easier way to do long division. Also ask if there are any additional resources, especially online, that you can use at home to supplement what they’re teaching in class.
Digital copies are usually the least expensive, but you can also buy used copies of textbooks or check your local library. Your child’s textbook may even come with a digital edition you can put on your computer. Hit the link for other questions to ask teachers during those conferences.
Photo by Brandi Jordan.