Homework just adds to their stress and frustrations after an already long day.
Giving our children back their evenings gives them and us the valuable time to help them live and enjoy a more all-rounded childhood.
I’ve seen beautiful creations wholly made by parents submitted as a child’s project — it makes you question the validity of the whole situation.
Academic progression is undeniably important and understandably parents like to know how their children are managing at school.
Thomas; and Megan Olivia Hall, a science and agriculture teacher at Open World Learning Community and the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
ASK any parent of a primary-school aged child what part of the day they dread the most and you can be pretty sure that homework time will feature prominently.
And it’s not just children’s physical health that benefits.
Children’s mental health also benefits from having the time and freedom to play.
They’re tired, I’m tired — it’s a daily battle and a near pointless one too I believe.
Several studies carried out in the US, Australia and the UK have suggested that homework is not only an unnecessary evil but may prove counter-productive and restrict academic progression as children become bored and unhappy.