It was important to me that ds do things on his own. When project time came around, first we'd see if we had any books on the subject; if not, we'd go to the library. I'd spend a lot of time talking about the subject so he'd get a good grasp on it. One time, his SM wanted to help, for the first and only time - solely bc the project was on a country that speaks the same language as the one her company is based in. I digressed. Ds went there for the weekend, but said they didn't work on it. The next time he'd be there was Tuesday night, and it was due Wednesday. So SM did it, all ds had to do was glue things on the posterboard. As if that wasn't bad enough, he got a lower grade than usual because she missed several required points, and he can't tell you a thing about this very important country except that there's a goofy museum there. I was so pissed!!!