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Do your parents help with your homework?

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Maths, science or English, whatever your homework is lots of you are getting help from a parent to do it.

A new study's found one in six kids ask their mums and dads for help every day.

But how about you? Is your mum a maths whizz who helps you out when you get home?

Or do your physics questions leave your parents scratching their heads in confusion?

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"My mum helps me with my homework but sometimes she doesn't understand it!"

Andrew, 9, Hampshire, England

"Sometimes my mum helps me, but mostly my parents are too busy to help."

David, 12, Leicester, England

"My mum can't help me, I'm already more advanced than her, but she does encourages me!"

Zoe, 14, Mid Glamorgan, Wales

"I sometimes need help with my homework, but my parents are always complaining that they haven't been in school for more than 20 years, so they don't bother even TRYING to help. It's kind of annoying!"

Justine, 11, Co. Louth, Ireland

"My grandma or auntie help me with it, but sometimes they don't know so I have to do it by myself!"

Chloe, 10, Worcester, England

"My parents help me with my homework only when I am seriously stuck with my work!!"

Ruweyda, 9, London, England

"My parents want me to try by myself so I know that whatever grade I get I earned it by myself with no help at all."

April, 12, Bournemouth, England

"My mum and dad help with homework but they sometimes get carried away and do all of it!!"

Lauryn, 10, Lanarkshire, Scotland

"My grandad helps me the most!"

Katie, 10, Devon, England

"My mum sometimes helps me with my homework but she tells me to do it so my teacher can see how I'm doing."

Amy, 11, London, England

"My mum only helps with my maths."

Valentas, 11, London, England

"I do let my mum help me sometimes, but she's not very good at science or maths, so I end up doing it myself. My grandpa is very good at maths, so he normally helps me."

Bobbie, 13, Bristol, England

"I like my mum helping me with my homework."

Joshua, 7, Oldham, England

"I go to a fluent Welsh school so all my homework is in Welsh! I need help with my maths homework so I have a hard job of translating maths to my family."

Hannah, 14, Wales

"My mum helps me with my homework if it looks like I am really struggling, but she will sit with me. If she thinks I know how to do whatever it is, she will sit there and encourage me to do it."

Darbie, 10, Lancashire, England

"My mum sometimes helps with my English, but most of the time I prefer doing it myself. My dad usually helps me with my maths and I like it, because maths is my weak point!"

Shannon, 11, Hampshire, England

"My parents do understand it, but I have to speak in Urdu to ask my parents."

Naveed, 13, Bradford, England

"Yes, my parents are so supportive."

William, 9, St Albans, England

"Sometimes they help me but not all the time and sometimes they don't understand it!"

Luke, 10, Wiltshire, England

"My mum can do my homework, but when she tries to explain it to me she gets it all wrong."

Francesca, 10, Southampton, England

"My parents check my homework and give me advice , but it's maths revision that my mum and dad usually help me with."

Hannah, 13, Shropshire, England

"My parents hardly ever help me with homework. They say that they just don't have the time and that they're too busy."

Gemma, 12, Edinburgh, Scotland

"I do have help from my parents, mostly my dad, as he is very good at maths."

Lucy, 8, Chesterfield, England

"My parents really don't get the new methods I'm supposed to understand for homework. They always have to get a spare piece of paper and do the sum their way, which is often more confusing. I think parents should have lessons before each year begins on different methods we will be learning, so that way we can understand it better."

Jamie, 10, Bristol, England

"My mum or dad only help me if I am really having trouble doing something with my homework. I struggle mainly with English."

Finlay, 10, Surrey, England

"Not really, but if I am really stuck they help me because sometimes the teacher gives us homework that we haven't even learnt about! My dad barely understands the science though!"

Caitlin, 11, Worcester, England

"My parents don't understand my maths homework most of the time!"

Amy, 12, Norwich, England

"My mum and dad hardly ever help me with my homework, but I think that is because they never understand it!"

Fern, 11, London, England

"I think that part of the problem is that most older children are getting their homework set online or need to use the internet for their homework. Some parents aren't great with modern technology, so a few children don't get as much help with homework as they should do."

Freya, 12, Hertfordshire, England

"I never ask my parents for help because I never need to."

Dafydd, 14, Bridgend, Wales

"My mum always helps me. If she does not understand it she will ask my teacher and then my mum will help me to understand it."

Mya, 7, Slough, England

"I do my homework by myself. After I have done it my parents go through and check it with me."

Imaan, 10, London, England

"My parents don't understand my homework because I'm in Year 6 so I usually send in my homework late or unfinished!"

Lilly, 11, Sheffield, England

"My dad always helps me, but I get confused when he tells me a different way from school. Then I get frustrated when I don't get it!"

Samah, 11, Slough, England

"My parents help but sometimes they get stressed."

Rachel, 9, Kent, England

"I don't think they're very good at helping because they were taught in a different way to us."

Megan, 10, Llanelli, Wales

"My dad helps me a lot with maths and mum helps me with science, but I have to do the rest on my own because when I tell my parents what I have to do they look at me as if I'm speaking a different language!"

Maddie, 9, Oxfordshire, England

"My mum, dad and nanna always help me with my spellings because they are hard and we have to know what they mean."

Bryn, 6, Conwy, Wales

"My mam and dad sometimes help but sometimes they don't understand it."

Georgia, 12, Cumbria, England

"They do help me, but sometimes they get confused!"

Ryan, 9, Birmingham, England

"My mum doesn't understand my homework but my dad does and normally he helps me."

Tessie, 11, Liverpool, England

"Mum and dad help me with my reading all the time. It's great fun!"

James, 5, Cornwall, England

"My dad always helps me with maths."

Sophie, 9, Portugal

"I think parents can sometimes help with your homework."

Fiona, 7, Staffordshire, England

"I don't always get help with homework because I don't always need it but when I ask my dad to help me with my maths, he doesn't always know what I've got to do. And he's good at maths!"

Bridget, 12, Staffordshire, England

"All children under 10 should get help with their homework. Fortunately both my parents are whizzes with it."

Harrison, 9, County Durham, England

"My parents don't help me. Instead I have a private tutor and she usually helps me."

Ami, 13, London, England

"I do it myself generally but maths is a problem with my parents. They can't remember how to do it!"

Ellie, 11, Hampshire, England

"I get help from both my mum and my dad but I think that sometimes they don't understand it."

Lizzie, 11, Manchester, England

"I sometimes have help with my homework!"

Simran, 7, Essex, England

"My mum does help me with my homework but sometimes she gets a bit stuck."

Kavina, 12, London, England

"They are helpful but sometimes they make homework more confusing."

Katie, 9, London, England

"My parents do sometimes try to help me with my homework, but they usually don't understand it because it's quite hard!"

Kathryn, 10, Lincoln, England

"I usually get on fine but my mom's good at Spanish so I ask her my Spanish questions."

Houston, 12, Amsterdam, Holland

"My mum tries to help me with my homework but I always end up telling her how to do it!"

Emily, 10, England

"It depends whether they understand it or not. If they don't I'll just ask the teacher."

Sophie, 11, Huddersfield, England

"I think that if we are stuck with their homework, we should ask the teacher for help. I do ask my mum and dad sometimes, my mum is good at English and my dad is good at maths and science."

Natasha, 9, London, England

"I always let my mum help me with my homework but I never let my dad help. He always does it a different way and I get told off when I go to school the next day!"

Jenni, 10, Oxfordshire, England

"Once my dad helped me with my maths but the answer was wrong and I got in trouble."

Louis, 10, London, England

"My mum is very helpful with my English and maths so I think that parents should help their children."

Peter, 9, Leicestershire, England

"I get help with my homework. My mum helps me with English and my dad helps me with maths. I think children in primary school should get help whether they need it or not!"

Rahila, 9, London, England

"I think your parents have a right to help you with your homework to see what you are being taught at your school. My parents help me but they don't always know what it is about!"

Heather, 12, Falkirk, Scotland

"I don't think parents should help with our homework because they don't understand the methods that we have to do."

Charlotte, 10, Dorset, England

"My parents help but I always have to correct them. They even make the questions harder to understand."

Hannah, 10, Buckinghamshire, England

"I never have help from my mum when doing homework. Now if I'm stuck I just research on the internet which helps. Most of the time my mum doesn't have a clue what it is!"

Charlotte, 12, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I let my mum help, I shouldn't!"

Katie, 11, London, England

"If I get stuck I wait to ask my teacher because my parents use methods from when they were at school which can confuse me."

Poppy, 11, Dunbartonshire, England

"I hate it when my mum helps me because when I get something wrong she gets fussy. When I go to school to check my work I get angry because I got it wrong."

Monique, 11, London, England

"My parents do help with my homework but sometimes they don't understand what we're doing."

Laura, 10, Cambridge, England

"My mum and dad have never heard of most of my homework topics so they can't even try and help me and I have to help my brother do his homework too."

Jessica, 12, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

"I let my dad help me with my homework because he is very clever, but I can understand that some other parents may not understand kids homework."

Jade, 12, Bradford, England

"I let my mum help me do my homework."

Rebecca, 8, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

"My mum won't help me with my homework. She says it's too hard from what she used to do so I always have to ask my dad."

Sara, 10, Sheffield, England

"My mum helps me sometimes but mostly she doesn't understand, so I have to tell her what we are supposed to be doing then she is able to help. It is mostly maths my parents find hardest."

Rachel, 11, Co. Armagh, N. Ireland

"My mum never helps me because she never knows what work I'm doing, and she's rubbish at maths."

Bethany, 12, Co. Durham, England

"My mum's a maths teacher and she helps me a bit with my maths homework, but not much."

Essie, 11, Bucks, England

"Of course they do! They help me loads but sometimes they can help me too much and tell me what to write, which is nearly doing my homework for me!!"

Ailish, 11, Hull, England

"My mum helps me with my homework when I don't understand, but sometimes even she's scratching her head."

Dolly, 11, Rochester, England

"Yes, I ask for help and if my mum has time she will give it to me."

Mark, 10, London, England

"Luckily, they do. Sometimes they get confused so we have to leave a question out, but overall they help me a lot."

Natalie, 11, Nottingham, England

"My mum and dad don't understand my homework most of the time, so sometimes I have to hand it in unfinished."

Jessica, 11, Essex, England

"All children under 11 should get help with homework. If you are 12 or over you should not have help, or maybe just a little."

Joe, 9, Banbury, England

"Yes, because if you're stuck on something, you need someone to help you! Parents are always a great help to children!"

Aisling, 10, Dublin, Ireland

"My mum hardly answers my questions. She always tells me to ask my sister, who's 13."

Irfaan, 11, Leicester, England

"For a start they have the right to help you! They do for most of the people I know!"

Chloe, 11, Fife, Scotland

"Whenever I get homework my parents help, but that's only if I get stuck."

Juwairyyah, 10, Walsall, England

"So you ask if my parents help me out with my homework? NO not at all. Sometimes they do it ALL!"

Eleanor, 8, Crawley, England