After sitting through hours at school, they leave only to get started on mountains of homework. And educators are mixed on its effectiveness. Some say the practice reinforces what students learned during the day, while others argue that it put unnecessary stress on kids and parents , who are often stuck nagging or helping. According to a new study, conducted by the Better Sleep Council , that homework stress is the biggest source of frustration for teens, with 74 percent of those surveyed ranking it the highest, above self-esteem 51 percent parental expectations 45 percent and bullying 15 percent.
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Ask Kieran Lee, 11, what he would like his day to be like and he says he wishes that homework time can be capped at just an hour. But no, school need not be cancelled. He said: "I know studying is good for us. It is supposed to help train our brains. If we don't study, we will become mindless zombies walking around. Otherwise, it piles up and when I look at the stack of work, I feel very stressed out.
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Educators and parents have long been concerned about students stressed by homework loads , but a small research study asked questions recently about homework and anxiety of a different group: parents. The results were unsurprising. The researchers, from Brown University, found that stress and tension for families as reported by the parents increased most when parents perceived themselves as unable to help with the homework, when the child disliked doing the homework and when the homework caused arguments, either between the child and adults or among the adults in the household. The number of parents involved in the research 1, parents, both English and Spanish-speaking, who visited one of 27 pediatric practices in the greater Providence area of Rhode Island makes it more of a guide for further study than a basis for conclusions, but the idea that homework can cause significant family stress is hard to seriously debate.
Back to school can be a difficult transition for many families , but even more challenging for some is the return to homework — for both kids and parents. Minimizing arguments could also be a factor since nearly 40 percent of parents argue with their child about homework at least once a week. Though some schools are banning homework , partly in response to growing research around the potential harm in overloading children , homework is still the law of the land for most school-aged children. How can young kids and parents tackle after school assignments without any arguments or meltdowns?