Who's right and who's wrong? My daughter has a project from school that is obviously beyond her 7 year old capabilities.
Now, she can certainly "do" the project, but when other kids show up with suspiciously polished presentations (cough, *parents*, cough), do you help your child so as to compete with the other children?
So, is it wrong that the teachers assign projects that are too advanced, or is it wrong that we feel we need to make it great instead of letting our children complete it themselves even if it's not going to look spectacular?
All I can say is "Thank God" I (and my kids) have my wife.
The project was to make a doll that reflects part of your heritage. With my wife's family from Portugal, she embarked in the "helping" of the doll creation.
As you can see, she would pass 2nd grade with FLYING COLORS.