Effects Of Homework On Students

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But when it comes to that homework, one study shows that too many hours of assignments are actually negatively impacting kids’ emotional state.High school students who get an average of three hours of homework per night actually experience more stress, physical health issues and lack of balance in their lives, according to research out of Stanford University in California.

But when it comes to that homework, one study shows that too many hours of assignments are actually negatively impacting kids’ emotional state.High school students who get an average of three hours of homework per night actually experience more stress, physical health issues and lack of balance in their lives, according to research out of Stanford University in California.

Brooks has some suggestions on making things a bit easier.

“Have a calendar and a schedule and stick to it,” she says, but encourages parents to not overschedule their children.

Parents may spend an inordinate amount of time fighting with their children over homework, enforcing homework rules and mastering concepts they need to help their children excel.

The study found that stress, frustration and conflicts over homework are particularly pronounced in families with a child who is struggling academically.

A 2004 University of Michigan study found that the amount of homework had increased 51 percent since 1981.

While many educators use homework to supplement the material learned in class, homework doesn't always improve academic performance, and a 2003 "Review of Educational Research" study found that the current way teachers assign homework is not academically beneficial.

So while they may not necessarily have to help their children with their homework, they do have to stay on top of it – and know how much their child has, when it’s due, etc.

According to the study, it also impacts the quality and quantity of family time.

Teens were asked about homework load/usefulness, time for other activities, stress and more.

Questions included: Kids were asked to rate them on a five-point scale, from 1 (never) to 5 (always).

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