And homework stress doesn’t just impact grade schoolers.
College students are also affected, and the stress is affecting their academic performance.
Remedial work like telling students to copy notes word for word from their text books will do nothing to improve their grades or help them progress. Both parents and students tend to get stressed out at the beginning of a new school year due to the impending arrival of homework.
Nightly battles centered on finishing assignments are a household routine in houses with students.
Parents are able to see what their children are doing in school, while also helping teachers determine how well the lesson material is being learned.
Homework is quite beneficial when used the right way and can improve student performance. This well intentioned practice can turn sour if it’s not handled the right way.
Parents that have instituted a no-homework policy have stated that it has taken a lot of the stress out of their evenings.
The standard endorsed by the National Education Association is called the “10 minute rule”; 10 minutes per grade level per night.
Don’t be afraid to ask your teacher or parents for help if the stress of homework becomes too much for you.
Most parents push their children to do more and be more, without considering the damage being done by this kind of pressure.