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 today.com. Starting with no homework in kindergarten, add 10 minutes for each grade. By 12th grade, students would have 2 hours of homework per night.