The survey showed how often Russian parents help their children with homework

© RIA Novosti / Artem Gitanilla and child doing homework. Archival photoThe survey showed how often Russian parents help their children with homework© RIA Novosti / Artem Zhitenev

More than half of parents (56%) doing homework for their children, mainly in math, foreign languages and Russian, the research project «Mail.ru Children» at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

The project «Mail.ru Children» conducted a study among parents of schoolchildren to find out whether moms and dads to help children with homework, what items require attention and how many hours per day do you spend preparing for the lessons.

«To the question, have you ever had to do homework instead of their children, more than half (56%) answered in the affirmative. Most parents undertake the math (32%), foreign (28%) and Russian (26%) languages, fine arts (25%) and literature (19%),» from materials.

The majority of parents (70%) doing homework with their children, a third of respondents (33%) believe that the child has to cope with homework himself, another 37% said that helping children is a good practice, the research.

The most difficult items to the respondents, mathematics, Russian and foreign languages.

«Parents ranked the items that most often require their attention and assistance. Most difficult were mathematics (72%) and Russian language (70%). Followed by foreign language (50%), reading (36%), science (19%) and algebra (19%),» — said in the text.

According to the study, about 30% of parents spend an hour on homework with the kids.

«The hours I spend 30%, two of 29%, more than two hours — 22%. Independent homework many students devote approximately two hours per day (38%), more than three hours doing 17%. To visit additional sections of the children is from two (27%) to three (25%) hours. More than three hours of free time is 30%», — informs the project.

The study was conducted among 8.2 thousand users of the project «Mail.ru Children.» The majority of respondents (72%) — the parents of one child. More than half of children (67%) of respondents were enrolled in primary school.

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