“Students who did more hours of homework experienced greater behavioral engagement in school but also more academic stress, physical health problems and lack of balance in their lives,” the study notes.
That came as no surprise to Brooks, who says many students express feeling anxious about the amount of homework they have, even as early as sixth grade.
And not just where I teach – we live in a very competitive society.” In an effort to examine the relationship among homework, a student’s well-being and behavioral engagement, researchers looked at survey data from 4,317 students from 10 high-performing schools – four public and six private – in upper-middle class neighborhoods.
With parent consent, students completed a 40-minute survey during school.
School, piano lessons, soccer practice, homework and family time.
There truly aren’t enough hours in the day for today’s busy kids.
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.
Your child might be missing Grandpa’s birthday because he’s too busy trying to juggle school with everything else. They are so well-rounded, but they have no free time,” Brooks says.
Practice is a key part of learning, so homework isn’t going anywhere.