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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
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    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.



    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.
    Just saw this now, sorry.

    It is hectic and I didn't even add in the play dates! My after school time was a lot different growing up because neither me or my siblings wanted to do after school activities. My kids don't do half of what their friends do. My kids complain and constantly ask me why their friends get to do 3 and 4 things after school each but they only get to do two. However, because of their ages and skills, even picking one activity each, they still go on different days.
    The older kids get, the busier life seems to be.

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    Default "Spinoff" sort of - is homework necessary in primary school?

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    I will come back later to write more

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2012-1...-value/4330514
    A PP linked that article a few posts above.

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    Default "Spinoff" sort of - is homework necessary in primary school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    A PP linked that article a few posts above.
    Whoops, I was skimming through at 4am when I couldn't go back to sleep.

    I think homework is important to set up habits, but I also believe homework in primary school should be able to be completed by a child without parental help. My daughter gets reading, spelling, small bit of maths, etc. Then she has to choose from 4 optional boxes and complete 2 of them. Things like reading eggs, set the table, go for a walk and look at the many old federation houses in the area as part of their history.

    But I think that her extra curricular activities are more important and if she doesn't get all homework finished, no big deal imo. I think reading the home reader is the most important and it's very rare for her to miss that.

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