Bunmi Laditan is highly upset with the workload that her daughter's school requires of her. She's going viral with a scathing letter she wrote saying that her daughter is "done with homework".
Laditan wrote on Facebook that her daughter is having a lot of anxiety and trouble with all the homework she has to do after school. She thinks that it's uncalled for that kids have 2-3 hours of homework every night, after being at school for 8 hours already. "Children need downtime after school the same way adults need downtime after work. They need to play with their siblings. They need to bond with their parents in a relaxed atmosphere, not one where everyone is stressed about fractions because - SURPRISE- I'm not a teacher," she wrote.
I'm a bit on the fence about this letter. I had a couple hours of homework after school too. I also played football and sang in the choir. Yet, somehow I still found time to be a kid.
I do see her point. Kids need a little downtime to just be kids, and shake off the stress from intense schooling all day. Your brain gets tired, just like your muscles. There's validity to her complaint, if her daughter is being asked to do 2-3 hours EVERY night. Stopping her from doing ALL homework all together, seems like she's just raising another entitled child though.
Kids need to feel a little stress and learn how to cope with it. It's training for later in life, when mom can't be there to save you. There are plenty of times when I don't get all my work done in a 9 hour day, so I have to do some at home. There are also other days when I have to work 12 hours in a day straight, because of so many events going on. It sucks... but it's life. It's being a hard worker and strong willed.
I'm a little torn here. Thoughts parents?
Mine are still too young to have experienced this personally yet.
Side note: I do believe kids all learn differently, and many schools lack the ability to manage that well. The one style fits every brain curriculum, seems a little dated and non-effective.