Could homework be making your kid sick?

Mar 21, 2014, 5:10 PM

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Is it possible that homework is not helping your kids learn, but making them sick?

According to CNN, a new study said three hours of homework a night is enough to make kids sick, and not just of school.

“The three hours of homework a night was an average, by the way,” says Denise Pope, senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and co-author of the study published in the Journal of Experimental Education.

“We had kids in the study who were doing way more,” as many as five hours in some cases. Even in schools that have a policy limiting homework, advanced placement and honors classes are often exempt.

The study said the increased homework load was linked to high stress levels and physical health problems. Children also struggled to find a balance in their life.

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Could homework be making your kid sick?