Children Suffer Mentally and Physically From Astounding Levels of Homework

Posted on April 8, 2014

According to new research, too much homework is associated with academic stress, a lack of balance in children’s lives and even physical health problems.

The new study into 4,317 students at 10 high-performing US high schools questions whether the average of 3 hours homework per night is really justified.

“Students who spent more hours on homework tended to be more behaviorally engaged in school, but were simultaneously more stressed about their school work and tended to reportmore physical symptoms due to stress, fewer hours of sleep on school nights, less ability to get enough sleep, and less ability to make time for friends and family.”

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Category(s):Child Development

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