So, who is responsible for making sure your child’s homework is complete? Is it your student, or should it be the parent? Or, should it be both ? This is a question that is up for debate. I feel that especially the second half of third grade, your student should be responsible for remembering to do their homework. I feel that there is a time that we need to teach children to take self responsibility especially while they are still in elementary school.. It is better to start now, then wait to when they are older. It’s ok to let your student learn from their mistakes if they forget their work. If your constantly checking and “hovering” then your child will always be counting on you to be responsible for their work to be completed. The ultimate goal should be for your child to be independent and responsible for their own choices. It’s hard being a parent, but at we have to teach that there are consequences to choices. Lets share some thoughts on this subject to help each other with suggestions.