Growing up when we had homework we did it alone, in our bedrooms, at our desks, and we didn’t come out until it was done. (Or until we were done wasting time pretending to do homework).
The boys have very recently been introduced to the idea of doing homework with a friend. I am not sure this is a good thing or not. How do you make sure that one kid isn’t giving the other kid all the answers? How do you ensure that they are making the most of their time?
The teachers are not complaining and I suppose that is a good sign, but I am still not convinced. To me it just seems like an excuse to socialize and perhaps get some work done halfheartedly at the same time. Do I have a point or am I an old fuddy-duddy who needs to get with the times?