A Mother Begins Home Schooling When Her Child’s Homework Load Becomes Too Much

A Mother Begins Home Schooling When Her Child’s Homework Load Becomes Too Much

September 10, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES OF HOMEWORK A DAY EVEN THOUGH NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION HAS NOT ENDORSED, HOMEWORK FOR KINDERGARTENERS. FIRST GRADERS, HAVE THREE TIMES THE RECOMMENDED HOME WORK LOAD. WHEN DID THIS BECOME TOO MUCH. IT WAS OLIVIA’S WORK LOAD IN KIND GARDEN THAT DROVE THE CHANGE. READING, FUN I CANS, WRITING, WORD. IT WAS VERY HARD. I DIDN’T LIKE TO DO HOMEWORK. WHEN CHILDREN HAVE TOO MUCH HOMEWORK MANY ARGUE KID JUST DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE KID. YOU WANT TO HELP KIDS MANAGE THEIR TIME WELL. REPORTER: DOCTOR JAMIE HOWARD IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST WITH THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE. SHE SAYS YOUNGER CHILDREN SHOULD GET NO MORE THAN 20 MINUTES OF HOMEWORK A DAY IN LINE WITH THE NATIONAL PTA’S RECOMMENDATIONS OF TEN TO 20 MINUTES PER NIGHT IN THE FIRST GRADE, AND AN ADDITION WILLAL TEN MINUTES PER GRADE LEVEL AFTER THAT. BY 12TH GRADE, THAT IS 120 MINUTES PER NIGHT. THEIR ATTENTION SPAN IS SHORT, AND THEY NEED TO BE DOING OTHER THINGS. SO THEY NEED TO BE MASTERING AND MAKING AND KEEPING FRIEND AND SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR FAMILIES. REPORTER: CORNELL AGREES BUT TIME THEY SAVE ON HOMEWORK HER KID LEARN LIFE SKILLS. THEY EXPOSE THEMSELVES TO OTHER THINGS. REPORTER: LIKE MUSEUMS, PARKS, SWIMMING, MUSIC LESSONS SO HER KIDS CAN ENJOY BEING KIDS. CORNELL HAS A MASTERS DEGREES IN EDUCATION. SHE SAYS SHE’S PREPARED TO