Even before kids were home doing remote schooling, parents were often tasked with helping their kids with their homework, and according to a new survey, not many are all that helpful.
According to the poll, conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Photomath:
- 56% of parents say consider themselves hopeless when it comes to helping with homework.
- Two-thirds actually rely on Google to help them help their kids’ schoolwork.
- And parents are asked to step up and help a lot.
- In fact, the average kid asks their parents for help five times a week.
- 63% of parents will then try to negotiate which one of them is going to do the helping.
- 85% say that will eventually turn into an argument.
- Things are so bad that 54% say they have come up with excuses to get out of helping their kids.
- Among the top excuses:
- Asking their partner to help them instead
- By coming home late
- Doing laundry and cleaning up
- Claiming to be too tired
- Emergency grocery shopping
- Employing a tutor
- Faking a business phone call
- Faking being sick or feeling ill
- Telling their kid that they have so many work things to do on their laptop