How much homework is too much?

Study shows elementary kids get 3 times more than they should

(Anthony Kelly/Flickr Commons)
(Anthony Kelly/Flickr Commons)

Parents, you aren’t imagining it: Your kids may be struggling with too much homework. Just in time for back-to-school season, a new study has revealed that elementary school students get three times more homework than is recommended for children their age.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Family Therapy, kindergarten, first and second grade students may be hitting the books a little too hard after school.

The National Education Association and the National PTA recommend a “10-minute rule”, according to Starting with no homework in kindergarten, add 10 minutes for each grade. By 12th grade, students would have 2 hours of homework per night.

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