A question for parents with slightly older kids -- my son just started middle school and the workload is considerably more. My inclination is to help him with his homework every night, but is that really helpful? How mush is too much. After an hour of back and forth and him still not understanding the assignment, we are both frustrated and upset. I know this is not productive, but I feel if I stop helping him, he is going to fall further and further behind. Any parents out there find the right balance yet? We plan on getting a tutor eventually, but right now financial restraints are preventing us from doing so.