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Everybody hates homework

by: Connie Matthiessen | Updated: September 26, 2023

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Homework haters aren’t just kids — they’re parents, too. So says writer Bruce Feiler: “Heck, just drop the word into any conversation with families and watch the temperature rise,” he wrote in The New York Times .

Why does homework cause so much parental angst? I don’t think my parents hated homework — or ever gave it much thought. They jumped in if we needed help on a sticky math problem or a big science project, and once, when I left a school report on bird migration to the very last minute, my dad stayed up late to help me finish it — after giving me a lecture on procrastination. But overall they treated homework as our responsibility, and I’m certain it never caused them anxiety.

3 kids, 3 different homework styles

That was before tiger and helicopter parents , of course. Today, parents take a far more active role in their kids’ educational lives. Too active a role, in many cases. At a recent Back-to-School Night at an elementary school in a prosperous Bay Area suburb, one teacher told parents that she wouldn’t be assigning big homework projects . When a parent asked why, the teacher replied, “Everyone knows that the students don’t do those projects – their parents do.”

Even if parents don’t overdo it, most wonder about their role — and that’s where the anxiety comes in: Should I be doing more? Am I doing too much? Should I develop rules, or just make my expectations clear?

My three kids have three different homework styles. My oldest is efficient, but slap-dash: he finishes as much as he can at school, and dispatches the rest as quickly as possible, while hunched in an uncomfortable-looking position on the floor in a corner of the living room. My other son is highly distractible: he’ll stop mid-math problem to ponder the amazing cuteness of our cats, and then forget what he’s been doing. My daughter is a perfectionist so homework involves a lot of drama: tortured sighs, crumpled paper, and disquisitions on the idiocy of homework, her school, and education in general.

My role as a parent has been different with each child, too. Since my older son is satisfied if he produces the minimal viable homework product, I’ve tried to encourage him to put in more effort; thankfully, over time he got that message from his teachers (who he’s more apt to listen to), too. By high school, my middle son figured out his own system for avoiding distractions: he holes up in his room with headphones on until his homework is done. With my daughter, I’ve figured out that things go best when I ignore the homework hurricanes.

Hands off homework

Like my parents, I’ve learned to step out of the homework picture as much as possible. I make sure the kids set aside time for homework and make it a priority; create a comfortable, quiet, environment; provide snacks and encouragement. But I only intervene — sparingly — when asked. Actually, this what I try to do; I fail much of the time. As my kids can tell you, I’ve done plenty of reminding, cajoling, and straight up nagging over the years. In retrospect, I don’t think that did much good. It may even have been counterproductive: when he was a junior, my younger son told me, “When you remind me to do homework, it just makes me not want to do it.”

Even though I should know better, I still get caught up in homework dramatics. Just last night, I was making dinner while my daughter did her homework at the dining room table.

“Oh. My. God!!!” she shouted suddenly. She was doing her homework by candlelight (I don’t know why and didn’t ask). At first I thought her hair, or her homework, was on fire. I rushed into the dining room. She was sitting, burn-free, peering irritably into her computer.

“What happened?” I cried.

She gave me a pitying, What are you freaking out about? expression. “Nothing,” she said calmly. “Just a totally lame homework assignment.”

Homework habits that work

In the end, every family has to create their own homework system. What it looks like will depend on the age, temperament, and abilities of your child. Try to remember that homework shouldn’t be about the final product (or the final grade), but about the process itself, and the skills your child is learning along the way. As Dell’Antonia puts it, “…one of the most valuable traits for anyone in doing any job is the ability to put aside distractions and simply do the work, regardless of how much it appeals to you at any given moment.” To learn this lesson, your child may need to make some missteps, and even get a few bad grades — without nagging or a bailout from you.

Want to learn how other parents manage homework struggles? Dell’Antonia uses a timer to help her kids develop a homework habit, Philpott imposes stiff consequences when homework doesn’t get done, and Feiler offers a host of ideas from parenting experts . We’d love to know what works for you. (Particularly if you have a homework drama queen!)

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August 16, 2021

Is it time to get rid of homework? Mental health experts weigh in

by Sara M Moniuszko

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It's no secret that kids hate homework. And as students grapple with an ongoing pandemic that has had a wide-range of mental health impacts, is it time schools start listening to their pleas over workloads?

Some teachers are turning to social media to take a stand against homework .

Tiktok user @misguided.teacher says he doesn't assign it because the "whole premise of homework is flawed."

For starters, he says he can't grade work on "even playing fields" when students' home environments can be vastly different.

"Even students who go home to a peaceful house, do they really want to spend their time on busy work? Because typically that's what a lot of homework is, it's busy work," he says in the video that has garnered 1.6 million likes. "You only get one year to be 7, you only got one year to be 10, you only get one year to be 16, 18."

Mental health experts agree heavy work loads have the potential do more harm than good for students, especially when taking into account the impacts of the pandemic. But they also say the answer may not be to eliminate homework altogether.

Emmy Kang, mental health counselor at Humantold, says studies have shown heavy workloads can be "detrimental" for students and cause a "big impact on their mental, physical and emotional health."

"More than half of students say that homework is their primary source of stress, and we know what stress can do on our bodies," she says, adding that staying up late to finish assignments also leads to disrupted sleep and exhaustion.

Cynthia Catchings, a licensed clinical social worker and therapist at Talkspace, says heavy workloads can also cause serious mental health problems in the long run, like anxiety and depression.

And for all the distress homework causes, it's not as useful as many may think, says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, a psychologist and CEO of Omega Recovery treatment center.

"The research shows that there's really limited benefit of homework for elementary age students, that really the school work should be contained in the classroom," he says.

For older students, Kang says homework benefits plateau at about two hours per night.

"Most students, especially at these high-achieving schools, they're doing a minimum of three hours, and it's taking away time from their friends from their families, their extracurricular activities. And these are all very important things for a person's mental and emotional health."

Catchings, who also taught third to 12th graders for 12 years, says she's seen the positive effects of a no homework policy while working with students abroad.

"Not having homework was something that I always admired from the French students (and) the French schools, because that was helping the students to really have the time off and really disconnect from school ," she says.

The answer may not be to eliminate homework completely, but to be more mindful of the type of work students go home with, suggests Kang, who was a high-school teacher for 10 years.

"I don't think (we) should scrap homework, I think we should scrap meaningless, purposeless busy work-type homework. That's something that needs to be scrapped entirely," she says, encouraging teachers to be thoughtful and consider the amount of time it would take for students to complete assignments.

The pandemic made the conversation around homework more crucial

Mindfulness surrounding homework is especially important in the context of the last two years. Many students will be struggling with mental health issues that were brought on or worsened by the pandemic, making heavy workloads even harder to balance.

"COVID was just a disaster in terms of the lack of structure. Everything just deteriorated," Kardaras says, pointing to an increase in cognitive issues and decrease in attention spans among students. "School acts as an anchor for a lot of children, as a stabilizing force, and that disappeared."

But even if students transition back to the structure of in-person classes, Kardaras suspects students may still struggle after two school years of shifted schedules and disrupted sleeping habits.

"We've seen adults struggling to go back to in-person work environments from remote work environments. That effect is amplified with children because children have less resources to be able to cope with those transitions than adults do," he explains.

'Get organized' ahead of back-to-school

In order to make the transition back to in-person school easier, Kang encourages students to "get good sleep, exercise regularly (and) eat a healthy diet."

To help manage workloads, she suggests students "get organized."

"There's so much mental clutter up there when you're disorganized... sitting down and planning out their study schedules can really help manage their time," she says.

Breaking assignments up can also make things easier to tackle.

"I know that heavy workloads can be stressful, but if you sit down and you break down that studying into smaller chunks, they're much more manageable."

If workloads are still too much, Kang encourages students to advocate for themselves.

"They should tell their teachers when a homework assignment just took too much time or if it was too difficult for them to do on their own," she says. "It's good to speak up and ask those questions. Respectfully, of course, because these are your teachers. But still, I think sometimes teachers themselves need this feedback from their students."

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I hate wallpaper! Why do people put it up?

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Phyllis

I feel your pain. I had to strip the paper off the wall in DS room too. It was a major pain. Someday we will have to do the downstairs bathroom too. Never, ever will I ever put wallpaper up in my house!  

sunflwr508

JustFinished

At one point... At one point...wall paper was the thing!!!!!!!!! I'm sure it must be frustrating, though. I am not a fan of wall paper either!  

jch

I feel for you! I think every flat surface in this house was wallpapered when we moved in including the inside of some closets and some ceilings! No fun getting it all down. We used teen labor (our own kids) paid in pop, pizza and pool breaks over a couple summers to get it all down.  

teachnkids

When we bought one of our houses the entire 1st floor had wallpaper, but most of it was painted over! OMG! Talk about a ###### to get off! I'm all for decorating the way you want. Just do it properly!  

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linda2671

Like someone else said, I love wallpaper. But it wouldn't look good in my house. I only have one border down the middle of my hallway. When we bought this house, there was wallpaper in the kitchen and both bathrooms. I took it all off and painted. In one bathroom, the paper literally fell off the walls when we started taking it down. In the other one, we had to scrape, steam, and scrape again. We sponge painted all three rooms.  

trishg1

Again, I need the like button. I pull wallpaper as soon as I move into a house. Actually, we did not buy the house I really wanted because it meant pulling more wallpaper. I hate, hate, hate wallpaper.  

SusaninNJ

We bought a house that all of the rooms except for 2 were wallpapered. Most of the wallpaper came off without a lot of stress, except for the walls going up the stairs. UGH! It was hard to reach and hard to take off, not a fun project. We found a handyman familiar with this problem. He told us that there is 1/4 sheetrock that he could put up. It is thinner than the usual sheetrock so it doesn't cause problems with the molding and woodwork. He put it up and then we painted it. Problem solved!  

Peaches Pears

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red_head

We bought this roller thing that had spikes on it. Then we sprayed the wallpaper remover. The spikes made holes so the remover could get underneath. It helped some....That is a hard job!  

canteach

I asked the same question a few years ago when I stripped the paper in our masterbath. WHAT were they thinking? In places there were 2 layers and it dug into the drywall in places. I used vinegar water, wallpaper stripper from the wallpaper store, a stripping tool and a putty knife. Good thing it was a small room. I had done it before in the old house, but it is never fun. We have the stuff in the 2 other baths and the kitchen. I am sure it will need to be taken down at some point, but right now I have no plans to tackle them because, unlike the masterbath, that paper is staying on the walls pretty well and I like it well enough for now.  

Tchn4fun

I didn't read all of the replies, so my apology if this is a repeat, but most wallpaper stores rent steamers for tough removal jobs. We reno'd a friend's palce and had to use one.  

Carolyn

  • Jul 14, 2011

Border At one point in time when I first bought my house, I had contemplated putting up wallpaper. I thought I would like the printed wall and how nice it would look. Then I thought about how much work it would be to put up, and I decided against it. Then I found a printed border strip that I put on the wall as an experiment. I put it in one of the bathrooms as an experiment at about the middle of the wall. When I wanted to change the theme of the bathroom, I removed it. It wasn't like removing wallpaper, but I can just imagine after removing a border how hard an entire wall might be.  

kindygirl

there is a product that you can spray on the wallpaper to help it come off. it works great!!! i am sorry that i can't remember the name of it, but i am sure you can get it at any hardware store or someplace like lowes or home depot.  

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