Mamas on Magic 107.9: How much homework is too much?

Hi mamas.

If you’ve been listening to Magic 107.9 at 7:45 a.m. this week you know we’ve been talking about kids and school in our fun little segment. Today we tackled the big fat homework problem. Sometimes it gets to be too much. How’s the homework load at your house? Too much? Just right?

We did a little research on this found an article in Psychology Today (see the link below) which noted that kids should have about 10 minutes of homework per grade level. So for a fifth grader, that would be around 50 minutes of homework. When kids don’t have enough free time to play  or hang out with friends, it can cause a lot of problems like childhood obesity, sleep deprivation or even depression.

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How much homework is too much? Dec. 12, 2012

How much homework is too much? (from Psychology Today website)