Ultimately, the amount of homework a student has can impact a lot more than his or her grades.
Find out how too much homework actually affects students.
For example, a third-grader should have no more than 30 minutes of homework. The problem lies in determining how long a homework assignment will take each child. One child may speed through the assignment while another may spend hours on it.
At that point, it's up to the individual parents to discuss the issues with the teacher to come up with a plan appropriate for that child.
This can leave them feeling isolated and without a support system.
For older students, balancing homework and part-time work makes it harder to balance school and other tasks.
This routine also comes in handy when homework becomes more difficult and time-consuming.
Learn more about the current world of homework, and how you can help your child stay engaged.
Homework does not always provide these opportunities, leading to boredom and a lack of problem-solving skills.
Being an active part of children’s homework routine is a major part of understanding feelings and of be able to provide the needed support.