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Do Kids Get Too Much Homework?

 

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I know if you ask them , they will say “YES!” but I’m hearing from more and more friends that they think their children are getting too much homework every night.

A new school year has begun and the back packs are already getting heavy. This week there was a big discussion on whether of not high school and middle school students needed more sleep and some schools are experimenting with a later start time. As we discussed that on the morning show, one of the topics that came up was the amount of homework.

I like the fact that my children are involved in activities at and after school. However, that gets them home around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. After a meal and a shower it’s 7:30 p.m. and then they often have two or three hours of homework which brings them to 9 or 10:30 p.m. Now I don’t know about you, but I like to unwind a bit after doing work or projects so that puts lights out at around 11 or 11:30 p.m. The alarm gets set for 6 a.m. and it starts all over again. I forgot about work for the highschoolers. My daughter might work one or two shifts a week so if she works( she’s in retail) she gets home around 9:30 p.m. and that’s when the home work would start!

I read an interesting article about homework while researching this blog. It offers 5 Reasons Why Children Should Have Homework and 5 Reasons Why They Should Not. I understand there is a need for homework, but I wish we could find a way that they don’t have homework in every subject, every night.

Your thoughts?

 

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