Owing to loads of homework, kids have stopped being kids; they are more of a machine, working all day long mechanically. They are bogged down with the burden of heavy homework that takes a lot of their time and they are finally left with no time for other activities. Educators give homework thinking that it may help students with their studies, as it is an extension and revision of what is taught in the class. But what teachers forget is that too much overloading can have negative effects on children. In order to submit homework on time, children undergo stress that further affects their health and hamper their growth.
Children should be free from all kinds of worries and should have more of fun, but to compete in today’s digital age, children are jammed with a lot of homework that takes a toll on their health and overall well- being, also affecting child’s relationships with friends and family.
Too much of homework for children can cause-
Parents should have a role in the planning of their child’s homework so that the child completes it on time and gets enough time for extra-curricular activities as well. It is actually necessary, that parents help their child in time management.
Apart from being a homework helper, parents should also talk to the teachers about the anxiety and stress issues of their child regarding the homework.