Abacus4Reached your limit with Junior?

Ever wondered if you should hire a homework helper?  If you live in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Westchester, you’re not alone.  (But according to Sarah Maslin Nir’s New York Times article Like a Monitor More than a Tutor if you live in Florida, you are.)

Her article explores pros and cons of the homework helper trend.  I said:

“Sometimes parents can put unfair pressure on the homework helper” to get the work done “and the homework helper may go too far,” she said.

“The end goal is you don’t want a child who is dependent and scared and can’t do anything” by himself or herself, Ms. Glickman said. “A good homework helper is one who teaches a child so that they no longer need a homework helper.”