Study: Kids given three times too much homework

Study: Kids given three times too much homework

(WTVM) - Nothing stresses out both students and parents more than homework, and a new study explains why.

The  study done by The American Journal of Family Therapy found that students in elementary school, in some cases, are given as three times as much more homework than recommended by education leaders.

A study last year showed the impact of excessive homework on high school students and stress levels.

Parents' confidence in helping their child with homework went down, while stress in the household overall went up. Fights and arguments over homework were 200 percent more likely in families where the parents did not have a college degree.

The possible solution to this problem is offered by the National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association is the 10 minute rule. The NEA and NPTA recommends 10 minutes of homework per grade level per night. So for example, 10 minutes of homework in the first grade and 120 minutes for seniors.

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