I want to help my kids succeed academically.

But, like parents everywhere, I don’t always know whether to lend a hand with their homework – or let them handle all their assignments on their own. It’s easy to find advice advocating either approach.

Daniel Hamlin, a University of Oklahoma education policy scholar, presents new research designed to help resolve this quandary.

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When their kids get older, parents should try to phase out homework help. goodluz/Shutterstock.com

Should parents help their kids with homework?

Daniel Hamlin, University of Oklahoma

Under the right circumstances, homework help from parents is helpful.

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    Sandra Woien, Arizona State University

    Marijuana stocks, with catchy tickers such as YOLO, an acronym for 'you only live once,' are becoming more and more common.

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    Scott Denning, Colorado State University

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    Paul J. Maginn, University of Western Australia; Aleta Baldwin, The University of Texas at San Antonio; Barbara Brents, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Crystal A. Jackson, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.

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    Nicola Di Girolamo, Oklahoma State University

    Scientists have identified the world's smallest animal - for now. It could be possible smaller creatures exist that have not yet been discovered.

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"Whether you love or hate flying, expect longer flights in the future as more efficient planes allow airlines to go ever farther."


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Jay L. Zagorsky

Boston University

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