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Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago) Bunmi Laditan to Hello Maya's teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload. She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this. Thank you for understanding. warmly, Bunmi vaporwavevocap: ryttu3k: darkwizardjamesmason: dienaziscum: fishcustardandclintbarton: huffingtonpost: Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email. Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old’s school a clear message. “Hello Maya’s teachers, Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we’d like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.” A++++ parenting 💜 I’ve talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence that homework significantly improves elementary school children’s grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations.  (My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 – so that’s ½ hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn’t including reading practice!) We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course – but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it’d end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she’s got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally.  No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel.  Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she’s actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we’d decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle. Luckily for my older daughter my school’s 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds!  Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn’t mean parents can’t, or shouldn’t, fight it. Do what’s right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids.  I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it. There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that’s abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it). Homework is intrusive in a young child’s life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it’s good training. But for young kids. No. Seriously I’m 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It’s fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.
Children, College, and Confidence: Maya's Homework
 5:32 PM (9 minutes ago)
 Bunmi Laditan
 to
 Hello Maya's teachers,
 Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She's been very stressed and is starting to have
 physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4AM worrying about her school workload.
 She's not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We've consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten
 her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy
 family time and we'd like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.
 Thank you for understanding.
 warmly, Bunmi
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Mom declares her daughter is done with homework in viral email.
Blogger Bunmi Laditan sent her 10-year-old’s school a clear message.
“Hello Maya’s teachers,
Maya will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does this year. She’s been very stressed and is starting to have physical symptoms such as chest pain and waking up at 4 a.m. worrying about her school workload. 
She’s not behind academically and very much enjoys school. We consulted with a tutor and a therapist suggested we lighten her workload. Doing 2-3 hours of homework after getting home at 4:30 is leaving little time for her to just be a child and enjoy family time and we’d like to avoid her sinking into a depression over this.”


A++++ parenting 💜

I’ve talked with a whole cadre of child therapists and psychiatrists about this very issue. There is little conclusive evidence that homework significantly improves elementary school children’s grades, understanding of subjects, or facility with various operations, processes, etc. However, plenty of evidence suggests that ever-increasing amounts of homework for young children lead to stress, anxiety, emotional fatigue, resistance toward academics in general, lack of leisure time to build social/interpersonal skills, and poorer family relations.  (My kids were doing about 3 hours a week IN KINDERGARTEN, at age 5 – so that’s ½ hour every night, after a 6.5 hour school day, or else saving it up for long slogs over the weekend, even more disruptive. And that wasn’t including reading practice!) 


We have stopped doing homework altogether with my 7 year old as a result of severe anxiety/depression and a learning disability. She had gotten to a place where she had so little self confidence and truly believed that she was stupid and worthless, not just because of homework of course – but every time we tried to sit down to do homework with her, it’d end in tears with her really vehemently berating herself, and no amount of encouragement could ameliorate the damage done. Now, granted, she’s got other things going on besides just an overload of school work. But in NO WAY did the homework help her, either academically or emotionally. 
No little kid should have to spend an hour or more each night getting through homework. Now, my deal with Siena is that if she wants to give her homework a shot, I will absolutely help her if she wishes for help, but I no longer force her to complete all of it or to work on it for some set length of time before finally throwing in the towel. 
Guess what? With the pressure taken off, she’s actually doing MORE independent work now, purely out of the desire to learn and practice, than she ever was before we’d decided with her therapy team and school that homework was just not a thing this kid could handle.
Luckily for my older daughter my school’s 3rd-grade team decided to hand out homework only 3x/week, and the sheets take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete. That is totally reasonable for 8-9 year olds! 
Anyway tl;dr just because the school system may require it sure as shit doesn’t mean parents can’t, or shouldn’t, fight it. Do what’s right for your kid, and above all, let them be kids. 

I eventually stopped doing homework because I was overwhelmed by it.

There was an article just the other day in the local paper about a primary school that’s abolishing homework! You can read it here (autoplay video, gives you a few seconds to stop it).


Homework is intrusive in a young child’s life. It makes sense for adults who will likely have to bring work home with them so in college it’s good training. But for young kids. No.

Seriously I’m 100% on board with this. There are high school students expected to do three or four hours and beyond worth of homework every day. It’s fucking ridiculous. And I work in elementary school where we literally have little kids develop anxiety disorder and have panic attacks over homework and testing. This shit is not normal.

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 MEN
 WOULDN'T
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 Since I Gained 10 Pounds
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 I Have All the Dates I Want
 NOW there's no necd t
 ain an ounce
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 thousands attractive flesh-in just a few weceks!
 u wwith this new veast discovery
 in little tablets, you can get far greater tonle re-
 sults-regain health, and also put on pounds of firm
 Not only are thousands quickly gaining beauty-
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 from indigestion and constipation, new pep.
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 amazing new product, Ironized Yeast, is
 This
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 imported from Europe-the richest yeast known
 whieh ro ulcentrated 7 times
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 the blood, add energy.
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 lets. watch Bat chest develop, skinny limbs round
 out attractively. Skin clears to beauty, new health
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 Results guaranteed
 No matter how skinny and weak you may be, or
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 MEN
 WOULDN'T
 LOOK AT ME
 WHENI WAS
 SKINNY
 but...
 Since I Gained 10 Pounds
 This New, Easy Way
 I Have All the Dates I Want
 NOW there's no necd t
 ain an ounce
 before. Here's a new, easy treatment that is giving
 thousands attractive flesh-in just a few weceks!
 u wwith this new veast discovery
 in little tablets, you can get far greater tonle re-
 sults-regain health, and also put on pounds of firm
 Not only are thousands quickly gaining beauty-
 bringing pounds, but also elear skin, freedom
 from indigestion and constipation, new pep.
 Concentrated 7 times
 amazing new product, Ironized Yeast, is
 This
 made from specially cultured brewers ale yeast
 imported from Europe-the richest yeast known
 whieh ro ulcentrated 7 times
 But that is not all! This super-rich yeast is iron-
 ized with 3 speclal kinds of iron which strengthen
 the blood, add energy.
 u take Ironized Yeast tab-
 lets. watch Bat chest develop, skinny limbs round
 out attractively. Skin clears to beauty, new health
 comes-you're an entirely new person.
 Results guaranteed
 No matter how skinny and weak you may be, or
 how long you have been that way, this marvelous
 hort weeks as it has thousands. It you are not
 delighted with the results of the very first pack
 age, your money will be instantly refunded.
 Special FREE offer!
 To start you building up your health right away,
 we make this absolutely FREE offer. Purchase a
 h s on the hox and mail it to us with a clin
 ping of this paragraph. We will send you a fasci-
 Redy well-known authority. Remember, re-
 sults are guaranteed with the very first package-
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Ass, Crazy, and Frozen: #WonderGal @amazonheroicon Follow You don't need to avenge this one. She could remain dusted. Because she's one unnecessary garbage. Smarter person in the world my ass. You morons only say this because she is black. There's no way a teenager can create and develop all this technology in Wakanda. 12 Bullshit. AVENGE THE L L E N MARVEL STUDIOS APRIL 26 Heather Hughson @HNHughson Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon So in a universe of superheroes with magic powers and living Norse gods, the one thing you find unbelievable is a smart black girl from a society that values smart black girls, and has valued them for centuries? 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes yunki luvr @sirenmyg Follow Replying to @amazonheroicon @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage boy who shoots webs and swings from buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and having super human strength, another man turning big and green before turning back into a human but not a young black girl being crazy smart?" 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9 glisteningsoftly: blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok She’s racist. That’s all. She’s trying to make her BS make sense but the truth is she just hates black people. InVALID
Ass, Crazy, and Frozen:  #WonderGal
 @amazonheroicon
 Follow
 You don't need to avenge this one. She could
 remain dusted.
 Because she's one unnecessary garbage.
 Smarter person in the world my ass. You
 morons only say this because she is black.
 There's no way a teenager can create and
 develop all this technology in Wakanda.
 12
 Bullshit.

 AVENGE THE
 L L E N
 MARVEL STUDIOS
 APRIL 26

 Heather Hughson
 @HNHughson
 Follow
 Replying to @amazonheroicon
 So in a universe of superheroes with magic
 powers and living Norse gods, the one thing
 you find unbelievable is a smart black girl
 from a society that values smart black girls,
 and has valued them for centuries?
 9:28 PM 26 Mar 2019
 1,657 Retweets 12,912 Likes

 yunki luvr
 @sirenmyg
 Follow
 Replying to @amazonheroicon
 @THICJO0N: "so you can accept a teenage
 boy who shoots webs and swings from
 buildings, a man frozen in ice waking up and
 having super human strength, another man
 turning big and green before turning back
 into a human but not a young black girl being
 crazy smart?"
 12:39 PM 26 Mar 2019
 607 Retweets 14.469 Likes3O9
glisteningsoftly:

blackqueerblog:

this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks having a smart teenage girl is unrealistic ok

She’s racist. That’s all. She’s trying to make her BS make sense but the truth is she just hates black people. InVALID

glisteningsoftly: blackqueerblog: this is a universe where people have superpowers and there are talking trees but this person thinks havi...