Australian parents are dropping the ball when it come to helping with their kids’ homework.
An international study has found Aussie parents spend far less time helping their children academically – when compared to other OECD countries.
Australian parents spend just 4.4 hours a week helping their children, while the global average is 6.7 hours.
Indian parents spend 12 hours a week helping their kids, topping the list.
The study found 27 per cent of parents surveyed simply don’t spend any time helping their kids academically while 13 per cent said they spend more than seven hours a week.
The findings follow a call from federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham to parents to do more to address Australia’s declining and stagnating academic performance.