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Carla Smith takes a look at homework being done by her son Oscar Bergeson in their Moorhead home. Smith, who is a teacher, says she has learned when it is best to step back and allow children to solve their own homework challenges.

Finding balance with homework help key to children’s growth

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Moorhead -- When teacher Carla Smith assigned a large history project to her seventh-graders, she had a student who never worked on the project in class.

Instead he read, telling her he would do the project at home.

Around the time the projects were due, she overheard the student tell a classmate that his mom was already done with his project.

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