Patti Neighmond. Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore. Toni Greaves for NPR hide caption. When high school junior Nora Huynh got her report card, she was devastated to see that she didn't get a perfect 4. Nora "had a total meltdown, cried for hours," her mother, Jennie Huynh of Alameda, Calif.
Too much homework can cause stress, depression and lower grades, studies suggest
Study Finds Homework Is the Biggest Cause of Teen Stress | henrigougaud.info
When you get home after school, how much homework will you do? Will it keep you up late at night? Will it cause stress in your family? Or do you have homework under control? My daughter, Maya, who is entering second grade, was asked to complete homework six days a week during the summer. For a while, we tried gamely to keep up.
Homework and stress
Without any doubts homework plays a very important part in engaging scholars outside classrooms. It has lots of benefits for students of various academic levels, like improving organization skills and managing time properly. It also helps students to think critically and beyond knowledge, which they receive in the class. However, all such benefits occur only if students are ready to study and are open for new knowledge.
Homework stresses kids out; there is no way around this fact. The combination of heavy homework loads and early school start times is a major cause of sleep deprivation and consequent stress in teens, but this can be a problem even in younger kids. I was shocked; these kids were in first grade at the time. When I started looking into the evidence, I was surprised to find that there is not much evidence that homework before high school benefits children. I really love this article by Justin Coulson, a parenting expert and psychologist, detailing why he bans his school age children from doing homework , concluding from the evidence that homework does more harm than good.