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Homework has become a real problem for kids in the US It seems that over the time more and more useless homework has been given out all over the States Kids and even parents complain that they have way too much homework Although what is too much homework There is no way we can measure when all that is known is the amount of time spent on it The longer the time spent on homework could mean that some students have a harder time on it or they are just slower Students should be spending typically no more than ten minutes on homework per day per grade ex Fifth graders would spend 50 minutes on homework Depending on whom the person is homework can either have a negative or positive effect on children It isnt just the kids who think they are getting too much homework its parents and some teachers too Sometimes having too much homework can have negative effects on children A boy named Timothy a fifth grader spends up to five hours a day on homework This amount of homework isnt allowing him to have the life of a kid his age so his mother brought him to therapy to discuss his slipping grades 2011 How Much is Too Much After a few minutes with the therapist she could tell that his mood self-esteem and general happiness were slipping as well as his grades 2011 How Much is Too Much Having too much homework can have a lot of negative effects Not only can it cause lower grades but it can also cause stress 2013 Too much homework can cause stress depression and lower grades studies suggest In todays world people are compiling so many activities in their daily lives and by adding homework to the pile it just builds stress in someones daily routine Too much homework can also take away the time that is spent with family at home 2013
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