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    Quote Originally Posted by Blessedwith3boys View Post
    Not everyone has the same after school schedule though.
    Here's mine;
    2.20 school pickup for ds1
    One afternoon a week I take ds1 for a milkshake, another afternoon he has swimming, 1 afternoon a week he has footy. 2 afternoons a week we go to the library to do homework and read. This is our 1 on 1 time, ds1 loves this time we have and loves that I do his homework with him, I like to know what he is doing at school and his achievements and happy to help him in areas he needs help with.
    3.30 or 4pm pick up ds2 and ds3 from daycare.
    The kids play outside and dh joins them when he gets home from work just after 4.
    I unpack bags, get dinner started.
    Family time outside until dinner.
    6.15 dinner then baths
    Dh reads a book, we all say a prayer together.
    Bed at 7.30.
    Of course...that's why I said in my family it isn't easy, and I also said I parent solo through the week, so no husband to help out with kid wrangling. My kids are all school aged so it's homework for all, and they all come home at the same time. If I had just one school aged child between 2.30pm and 4pm and a husband who got home from work at 4pm my afternoons would be an absolute breeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    You weren't rude but you were mistaken. I quoted Renn who is a teacher who said amongst her teaching peers there are many who don't agree with homework.

    I acknowledged I don't have school aged children and I asked her for some research I could read to teach myself something I don't know much about because as I stated I don't have school aged children.

    I also referred generally to a few posters who said it was a pain in the bum and that was it.

    So you have valid points (and thank you for sharing them) you weren't being rude but you were definitely picking on my comments for no reason other than you completely misread / misinterpreted my post as I wasn't passing judgement as you state, I was just asking for resources to expand my knowledge of something I have no experience in
    Sure thing. Sorry for the mistake, I read it as you thought that parents were just not interested in putting time in for their kids homework

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    For those who vehemently disagree with homework, which seems like quite a few people, how do you expect a child to go from zero homework to lots of homework in high school?
    I had homework in primary and high school. I still struggled heaps with "study skills" until university. I may have had homework but no one ever taught me "how" to do it.

    Also someone mentioned its a way of involving parents in what the kids do at school. This would only work if the parents actual show an interest in school work/homework. Unlike my parents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    For those who vehemently disagree with homework, which seems like quite a few people, how do you expect a child to go from zero homework to lots of homework in high school?
    Don't get started on the ridiculousness of high school homework expectations.
    Most teachers recommend1 and 1/2 to 2 hours at home for every one hour school in each subject.
    So they have normal 6 periods a day consisting of 4 or subjects.

    So they get home at 4pm how on earth are supposed to do that get the required sleep, required exercise, some down time oh and hold down a part time.
    It's physically impossible.

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    @Party of Three

    That's a hectic evening schedule! From memory our childhood in Australia (~20yrs) ago was way different.

    Home 3.15pm. Nap till 4pm. Yes we napped after school till uni years.
    Bum around till 5pm. Only allowed once activity a week and both my brother and I had to have them on the same day. No way mum was going out every day.
    Study time every Mon-thurs 5-6pm. Without fail. Whether we had homework or not. If not mum would set up some reading or math questions for us to do at the dining table as she cooked dinner /did jobs.

    Dinner 7-8pm when dad was home. Bed 8-9pm. Up at 7am.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Don't get started on the ridiculousness of high school homework expectations.
    Most teachers recommend1 and 1/2 to 2 hours at home for every one hour school in each subject.
    So they have normal 6 periods a day consisting of 4 or subjects.

    So they get home at 4pm how on earth are supposed to do that get the required sleep, required exercise, some down time oh and hold down a part time.
    It's physically impossible.
    What? That's crazy.
    My DS's school says 2-3 half-hour blocks, 6 days a week for y7, then increase it through the years. That's at a selective school.
    He currently is tolerating 1-2 half-hour blocks, 5 days a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    Don't get started on the ridiculousness of high school homework expectations.
    Most teachers recommend1 and 1/2 to 2 hours at home for every one hour school in each subject.
    So they have normal 6 periods a day consisting of 4 or subjects.

    So they get home at 4pm how on earth are supposed to do that get the required sleep, required exercise, some down time oh and hold down a part time.
    It's physically impossible.
    This is why I panicked reading the homework timetable! This is supposed to be high school - is it even possible to do 4 hours a day????
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    What? That's crazy.
    My DS's school says 2-3 half-hour blocks, 6 days a week for y7, then increase it through the years. That's at a selective school.
    He currently is tolerating 1-2 half-hour blocks, 5 days a week.
    This for yrs 11 and 12.

    It's crazy. It just can't be done and still stay sane.

    The suicide rate of kids doing yr 11 and 12 is terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLivesHere View Post
    This for yrs 11 and 12.

    It's crazy. It just can't be done and still stay sane.

    The suicide rate of kids doing yr 11 and 12 is terrifying.
    I've never heard of home work expectations like that even my high school was considered OTT and we did 3-4 hours every night.

    Eta clearly it didn't help me. Is that the amount they are suggesting? 3-4 hours a day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I've never heard of home work expectations like that even my high school was considered OTT and we did 3-4 hours every night.
    I hadn't either until dd went through. Even now in year 10. Ds1 math teacher keeps telling me he should be doing a minium of 1 hour a day on maths every day. Than the It teacher thinks he should be doing it too, for his class too as that field he wants to work in. Than You add all the other classes work on top of that.
    In year 10 they 8 subjects.


 

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