Epstein and colleagues conducted a series of studies to identify the conditions under which parental involvement enhances homework (Epstein, 2001; Epstein & Becker, 1982; Van Voorhis, 2003). They recommended interactive
homework in which
Parents receive clear guidelines spelling out their role.
Teachers do not expect parents to act as experts regarding content or to attempt to teach the content.
Parents ask questions that help students clarify and summarize what they have learned.