After a long day of school and work, children and parents alike are unlikely to want to come home to a pile of homework. According to the American Journal of Family Therapy, the amount of homework for some young elementary school students is almost three times the recommended levels. For kids between kindergarten and second grade, the American Institutes for Research says most educators agree no more than 10 to 20 minutes of homework each day is appropriate. While homework can help establish a daily routine and sense of responsibility, psychologist Lisa Damour said more work does not necessarily mean more achievement.
The Torture Question
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Is it really necessary for children to complete homework? That's a question that teachers not only hear from parents and students year after year but also debate amongst themselves. Research both supports and opposes the necessity of homework, making the debate even harder for educators to respond to effectively. Despite the controversy over homework, the fact remains that your child will most likely have homework to do. Learn more about why homework is assigned and how long your child should be spending on it so you can be your children's best advocate if you think their teachers are piling on too much work. Homework should not be assigned just for the sake of giving children something to do after class.
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By Lorraine Candy Nov 13, London - At the school my two eldest children go to they have a unique form of parental torture surely invented purely to make my life a misery once a year. The idea behind Open Homework is to encourage creative free-thinking in a young mind a dangerous concept to start with for my rebellious pre-teen girls.