The amount of homework for some elementary school students is nearly three times the recommended amount, according to the American Journal of Family Therapy.
Most educators believe that the appropriate daily amount of homework for kids between kindergarten and second grade is 10 to 20 minutes.
For children, homework is a good tool to teach daily responsibilities and routine, but creating more work isn't necessarily going to create more achievement.
According to child psychologist Lisa Damour, “Teachers are under pressure, which means students will be under pressure."
Most psychologists and teachers believe that the best way for children to spend time at home is with their families having dinners together and going to bed early.