Father's Day is rapidly approaching and with that comes an increase in the dad-jokes told throughout the land. But dads are far more useful than as bearers of eye-rolling humor. As we prepare for celebrating dads in all their corny glory, it seems like the perfect time to talk about how much dads help their children get the best education they can.
Unfortunately, one area where dads could use a little extra help is in the homework department. Brainly — the world's largest peer-to-peer learning community — asked 1,000 American parents about their perceptions of their children's homework.
DADS HELP WITH HOMEWORK BUT NEED HELP THEMSELVES
86% of dads help their school-age children with their homework and half of those polled say that they get stumped by their children's homework.
A whopping 86% said they would use a service like Brainly that helps them better understand their kid's homework so that they can better help them understand it.
TOP STATES WHERE DADS ARE THE MAIN HOMEWORK HELPERS
Florida - 44%
New York - 43%
Ohio - 42%
Pennsylvania - 41%
Texas - 40%
Virginia - 38%
Illinois - 38%
Indiana - 36%
Michigan - 35%
DADS WANT THEIR KIDS TO LEARN TO HELP THEMSELVES
Dads love life lessons, and Brainly's data shows that nearly 40% of them want their children to be self-sufficient in seeking out answers to their questions on their own. 24% encourage them to learn from their peers.
The fact is, dads are great resources for their kids and many work hard to help their kids succeed. This Father's Day, let's celebrate all the ways dads help their kids (homework and otherwise).