Ending The Homework Hassle

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Set a time of the day aside for homework and don’t stray (often). Collaborating with the teacher ahead of time may insure an appropriate response to “the dog ate my homework”.

Time slams to a crawl for many kids when faced with a stack of papers and a #2 pencil. It’s even worse when your child is hunched over the books alone thinking that the rest of the family is having a party in the other room. There comes a time when kids have to accept that homework is their responsibility.

Homework, or a homework assignment, is a set of tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed outside the class.

to prepare them for upcoming (or complex or difficult) lessons, to extend what they know by having them apply it to new situations, or to integrate their abilities by applying different skills to a single task.

Homework also provides an opportunity for parents to participate in their children's education.

Students that reported stress from homework were more likely to be deprived of sleep.

Homework can cause tension and conflict in the home as well as at school, and can reduce students' family and leisure time. Really active kids may need to run around the house before they get back to the books. Let your child go to school with an unfinished assignment and accept the consequences. You can even exchange homework time for something they love: 15 minutes of effective homework time = 15 minutes with their beloved plugged-in whatnot. Set a timer for 15 minutes and, when it dings, tell your child to take a quick break to stretch, get a drink of water or collapse on the floor and moan “I hate doing homework” over and over again. Sit with your child, review the work, encourage and help (but don’t you dare do the homework yourself! If you must get things done, at least park your child in the same room so you can answer questions as you make dinner, pay bills or Twitter. So, if you’re really tearing your hair out and aging prematurely due to the nightly fighting, it may be time to let your little bird fly on its own.Homework is designed to reinforce what students have already learned.Students who are assigned homework in middle and high school score somewhat better on standardized tests, but the students who have 60 to 90 minutes of homework a day in middle school or more than two hours in high school score worse.You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. If homework is something your kids have to squeeze in between karate, piano lessons and soccer practice, they’re not going to think of it as important. You need to use leverage to get some kids to do anything. Kohn (2006) argued that homework can create family conflict and reduce students' quality of life.The authors of Sallee & Rigler (2008), both high school English teachers, reported that their homework disrupted their students' extracurricular activities and responsibilities. (2009) found that parents were less likely to report homework as a distraction from their children's activities and responsibilities.72% of the students reported stress from homework, and 82% reported physical symptoms.The students slept an average of 6 hours 48 minutes, lower than the recommendations prescribed by various health agencies.


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