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Do children get to much homework? I say YES!!


The standard, endorsed by the National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association, is the so-called "10-minute rule" — 10 minutes per grade level per night. That translates into 10 minutes of homework in the first grade, 20 minutes in the second grade, all the way up to 120 minutes for senior year of high school. The NEA and the National PTA do not endorse homework for kindergarten.

Kids are getting  to much homework, I feel because the teachers don't get a chance to cover all the  required material in class. Homework should be a review of what the children cover in class.

To much homework effects family life, causes stress anxiety and test prove that even with more homework, test scores don't go up.

Here are my tips:

1. Draw up a plan, on what homework to do first, know when projects are due and subjects that require more attention for your child.

2.Overcome Procrastination, do the homework after school, have a snack and just get it done, while the brain is still in "school mode"

3.Create a homework space, have all materials, pens pencils, computer workbooks everything needed for homework in the same spot. A desk, a table and quiet area.

4.  Create a Support System with study groups, tutors if needed, after school help programs. Parents your not alone!

5. School Website, most schools have homework and assignments listed which is always a good idea to check to make sure you are in the loop of assignments.

6. Speak to teacher in a Nonconfrontational way make sure your on the same page, with assignments and requirements for class.

7. Family dinners are so important, even if you feel the schedules are "crazy" make time to sit down together and discuss the rose and thorn of the day. This always helps children deal with conflicts and problems and a space to brag too:)



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