Sometimes the hit flows up-shill.
Case in point:
Beth has a class project for her “gifted” class. She comes up with an idea and makes a blueprint. When she gets to a point that’s outside her expertise… namely: designing her presentation props in Microsoft Office – she enlists the help of Cheryl.
At this point, the assignment becomes Cheryl’s project. She takes the blueprint designed by Beth and enters the necessary data in a Word document. When she gets to a point that’s outside her expertise… namely: formatting the document so everything fits – she enlists the help of her husband.
At this point, the assignment becomes MY project… and I want to know why I’ve got a school project due thirteen years after I graduated.
If you do your child’s homework, they’ll get a good grade. But if you show them how to turn the computer on, they’ll figure out how to play a lot of online games and remember every fracking product web address flashed on the boob-tube… and you’ll end up doing the next damn project anyway.