School has officially started, which means busy schedules, school activities, and of course, homework.
For children and parents, homework can sometimes seem like a burden that can cause frustration and tears. It may also take time away from families having fun together.
Research by Dr. Harris Cooper at Duke University shows children who do more homework in high school (up to 90 minutes) tend to do better in school, but there is little evidence for homework affecting learning during the elementary years. Many experts agree homework can have both positive and negative effects on children’s learning and attitudes towards school.