I have the impression that many MDCrs like their grade-school age children having homework and feel it's important that your DC do it. Am not saying you're wrong. Just that I am more used to -- other communities online and people in real life -- a more laid back approach about homework.
I must admit I have become increasingly hostile about homework. I used to like DC having it because it kept me in touch with DC's work, and I still don't see a problem when children enjoy doing it. I'm keen on reading together daily, and incorporating things DC are learning into daily life -- like measuring stuff if we cook together. I don't mind most science experiments, either or chanting times tables. But a lot of homework assignments, "read for ten minutes and write a paragraph about what you've read", or "draw a picture from your favorite fairy tale" kinds of things, drive me batty. The kids resent those assignments and don't seem to get much benefit from them.
Do you all have to sign home-school agreements where you make sure homework gets done? Do you think homework is important for under 12s? How do you really feel about it?
Sorry if this is taboo topic, I couldn't find anything about it in past threads.