A small amount is ok, I remember being overwhelmed by my homework in primary school.
Ds is in Kindy and his homework is to be read at least one book everyday, which we do regardless
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Yep, I believe in it. Even though I was a passionate hater of it in school and did everything possible to avoid it!
But I plan on sitting down with my kids for homework sessions each night instead of saying "go do your homework". I used to get upset and frustrated if I couldn't figure something out and then just pretend I'd done it because my parents didn't sit down with me to help.
I didn't want them to DO it, just help me to understand. But that's a parenting fail, not a homework fail .
Not once did I have an assignment not handed in on time if not early nor did I ever pull an all nighter studying. I slept an avg of 7-8hrs a night during the week plus usually managed an afternoon nap most days. I worked part time and participated in school activities. But my education always came first.
So no it's not impossible. I will concede that for those that are not academic it would be harder to focus for long lengths of time.
my son just started toddler pre school at Montessori and this is their view - I also read a great book called The Homework myth which just made so much sense why primary aged kids don't need homework ( reading yes homework no)
Not really. Any more than 15 mins a day I believe is unfair for primary. No more than 45min- 1hr in high school. As others have said, they are at school 6 hours a day. DD's teacher has tried a unique approach to homework this year, adding physical activity and independent living skills like cooking and chores. Loving it.
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