The Negative Effects Of Homework

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Ever since I can remember I’ve hated Homework. Almost every kid and even most adults I know despise and resent it. Too much homework can cause stress, bad behavior/attitude, sleep deprivation, lower self-esteem, and poor social skills. There are many statistics to back the argument that too much homework is harmful. In 2013, research conducted at Stanford University found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance in their lives, and alienation from society. Everyone knows homework is stressful, especially an excessive amount in a short period of time. I remember many nights in grade school and junior high where I’d become overwhelmed with the amount of homework I had, sometimes to the point of tears. The most stress I’ve ever felt is when I’ve had an assignment due but I didn’t have enough time to finish it, or I skip out on events and sleep to accomplish the assignment on time. Sleep and mood are closely connected. An inadequate amount of sleep can cause irritability and stress. Homework doesn’t only stress out the students it’s assigned too, studies show it also affects the parents of the students, especially parents who didn’t receive a college education. Children need help with all the math, language, and science homework they receive but, parents don’t always know all the answers. This can cause parents to feel frustrated and stressed knowing they can’t help
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