High school students could do more homework, depending on the types of classes they take, such as AP or honors.why, Montalto says.
“Parents should avoid battles around homework,” Montalto explains.
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Sanam Hafeez, psychologist and founder of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services.
“Your brain has the capacity to only learn so much in a straight stretch of eight hours a day.If your children are swamped with hours of homework every night, and staying up past their bedtimes stressed about tomorrow’s spelling test, it’s time to reevaluate.A 2015 study found that when middle school students did more than 90 to 100 minutes of homework a day, their test scores actually began to decline.A century or so ago, progressive reformers argued that it made kids unduly stressed, which later led in some cases to district-level bans on it for all grades under seventh.This anti-homework sentiment faded, though, amid mid-century fears that the U. was falling behind the Soviet Union (which led to more homework), only to resurface in the 1960s and ’70s, when a more open culture came to see homework as stifling play and creativity (which led to less).“It should be a time that works well for them and that they’re able to balance.”Overall, homework should be used as a tool to complement what kids learned in school and help them develop outside of the classroom.It should never feel like a burden or add stress to parents’ or kids’ lives.Casey Foundation.found evidence to suggest that students who took work home did better in school.That said, the correlation was stronger for students in grades 7 through 12 than it was for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade." data-reactid="30"In 2006, Duke University’s Harris Copper found evidence to suggest that students who took work home did better in school.But this didn’t last either: In the ’80s, government researchers blamed America’s schools for its economic troubles and recommended ramping homework up once more.The 21st century has so far been a homework-heavy era, with American teenagers now averaging about twice as much time spent on homework each day as their predecessors did in the 1990s.