Mom tells school 'my kid is done with homework'

whiningAlthough her child may be in school from 8:15 am until 4:00 pm, I guarantee you that not all that time is spent on studying, testing, etc . There is lunch, recess, waiting until class begins (lining up for class, etc.), study periods (also known as free time for many), and social time.
But hey, way to teach your kid how to create a good rant on social media.
From King5: A mother, who says homework is stressing out her 10-year-old daughter, has told her school ‘my kid is done with homework.’
Blogger and author Bunmi Laditan, posted the letter and explanation on her Facebook page earlier this week.  Laditan says her daughter, Maya, has chest pains, wakes up in the middle of the night worrying about her school load and dreads school in general. 
Laditan was born in California, but now lives with her family in Quebec, Canada. She explains that she doesn’t blame the teachers, but says the system isn’t working out for her family or her child.
According to the post, Maya is in school from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m., then has 2-3 hours of homework every night.  “Is family time not important? Is time spent just being a child relaxing at home not important? Or should she become some kind of junior workaholic at 10 years old,” she writes. “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.”
Laditan says if the school wants to punish her daughter for not doing homework, she’ll figure out how to homeschool her.
The Facebook post has hit home with other parents who agree with her “no homework” stance. It’s been shared more than 17,000 times and garnered nearly 7,000 comments.
Here’s the full Facebook post:
My kid is done with homework. I just sent an email to her school letting her know she’s all done. I said “drastically reduce” but I was trying to be polite because she’s finished.
My 10-year-old loves learning. She independently reads 10-12 chapter books a year and regularly researches topics that interest her (right now she’s writing a story about wolves). She takes coding classes, loves painting, and likes something called Roblox that I don’t fully understand. But over the past four years I’ve noticed her getting more and more stressed when it comes to school. And by stressed I mean chest pains, waking up early, and dreading school in general.
She’s in school from 8:15am-4pm daily so someone please explain to me why she should have 2-3 hours of homework to do every night? How does homework until 6:30, then dinner, then an hour to relax (or finish the homework) before bed make any sense at all?
Is family time not important? Is time spent just being a child relaxing at home not important? Or should she become some kind of junior workaholic at 10 years old?
Did you know that in Finland homework is banned? And that they have the highest rate of college bound students in all of Europe? Children do not need hours of homework time to succeed yet we act like sitting at a kitchen table after a full day at school somehow makes sense. It does not. IT DOES NOT. IT. DOES. NOT.
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. Children need time to just enjoy their childhoods or is that just for the weekends (although we do homework on Sundays also).
My kid is all done with homework. If the school wants to punish her for it, then I guess I’ll have to figure out how to homeschool. I’m very nervous about it because although I work from home, I do work. I also have a 3-year-old who only goes to preschool two mornings a week. And a 7-year-old in second grade. I’ll have to hire a tutor to help me and will need to find a group of parents doing the same thing, but I have no choice at this point.
We all want our children to grow up and succeed in the world. While I believe in education, I don’t believe for one second that academics should consume a child’s life. I don’t care if she goes to Harvard one day. I just want her to be intelligent, well-rounded, kind, inspired, charitable, spiritual and have balance in her life. I want her to be mentally and emotionally healthy. I want her to know that work is not life, it’s part of life. Work will not fulfill you. It will not keep you warm- family, friends, community, giving back, and being a good person do that.
I suppose I’ll hear from her school tomorrow. We have some decisions to make. But going forward, this is a homework-free household and I don’t care who knows it. My kid needs to be a kid.
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MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

another millennial who thinks her kid is a “special snowflake”…figures

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

she glorifies keeping a messy home….she has time to blog and write books, but can’t keep her home clean for her family?…pathetic

Anonymous
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A helicopter parent who needs to hear this:comment image

weezy
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weezy

Does she ever think what those brats will do in the real world? Will they live with parents till parents die? Then what? They need a reality check on real life!

Alexa
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They are stressed about fractions. Mom dislikes math? Kid Too? Reading between the lines…maybe she cannot help her kid with all the homework. Sounds stressed or overworked too. Where is daddy? Where is her support system? Just wondering. Three hours a night of homework seems like a lot for a ten year old though.

Dr. Eowyn
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This woman is the low-achiever opposite of the tiger mom.

Josh
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There’s long been a plan to keep children from the influence of their parents. Part of this plan was to force women to leave their homes and work long hours just like their husbands – a bonus for the nwo as a mom’s work can’t be taxed and the nwo needs to tax all labor. With feminism saying women should be more like men (how is that feminism? isn’t it the opposite?) and have a “career”, added to the government taking over the education of children from the mothers and you end up with Dewey, meaning the children spend less… Read more »

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I agree with Josh. Isnt it funny , on a site like this , where we constantly read out how TPTB are determined to control and degrade us, we learn about their social conditioning and their attempts to control the narrative. They have our children for 12 years ,during the formative years of their lives. And how do the majority come out ? After 12 years at school…we tell them you have to go to College if you want a “good ” job. ..because , effectively…at school, under their directorship and following their curriculum, our kids come out relatively uninformed… Read more »

Sara
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Sara

Or she could homeschool?

Dave
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Young snowflake in training.

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Screw Homework. I never took books home. any homework I was asigned got done in the next class after it was assigned on in the class before it was due. I have hated public education since I was exposed to it. I’m now 61 yrs old retired and living well enough. I don’t trust anything the government is in charge of. I’ve said for years that mom bneing shoved into work was because of the gov’ts insatible thirst for tax revenue. We need vouchers. we need school chioce and we need the federal gov’t OUT of the education business.

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I agree a lot with Josh. We witnessed the meltdown of our granddaughter. The school was sending home an additional 3 hours of homework every night, not the work they didn’t get done at school. They were being programmed to think their parents were too stupid to help. 4 adults that majored in math were stymied and she made the comment we were too dumb to understand. We were floored, but realized those were not her words, this was the common core programming. The math was above first grade level and it was disappointing to see what was happening to… Read more »

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When I was growing up, I don’t ever remember 2-3 hours of homework a night. Even my adult children, who are 33 and 28 respectively, did not have that much homework. I remember coming home from school, watching TV, playing with friends, or doing assigned chores until dinnertime. After dinner was done, I’d do my homework and still had time to watch TV before I went to bed. Wednesday nights were traditionally set aside for church activities. Teachers knew and respected that and usually did not assign homework on Wednesdays. Rarely was homework assigned over the weekend. What are the… Read more »

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BT in SC

Last year, our then five-year-old grandson, was in kindergarten, which is now a full day class, versus the half-day class of decades ago [when we attended]. We pick him up from school – and he’s with us until Daddy or Mommy get here after work to take him home. I was actually quite shocked at the amount of homework that came home with him every day. It was kindergarten, not high-school! And, no, I did not think that it was right. A small child, in his very first year of school, spending from 7:35A to 2:20P at school, five days… Read more »

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“…I’ve noticed her getting MORE AND MORE STRESSED when it comes to SCHOOL. And by stressed I mean CHEST PAINS, WAKING UP EARLY, and DREADing school in general.” One Word > WIFI. Your kid is probably being MICROWAVED head to toe in school all day (& probably at home as well). Microwave Radiation FRIES the Central Nervous System > STRESS GALORE; causes CHEST PAIN, SLEEPLESSNESS, & a sense of DREAD. Wake up parents! Kids, Women, Elderly, Disabled are the most sensitive to Electromagnetic Radiation. Young Adult Males are the most able to cope with the frequencies (maybe it’s their testosterone… Read more »

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As for the homework issue, I began 1st grade in 1958 (Catholic Grade School 1-8). I can’t recall doing homework in 1st-2nd grades, but I do remember homework in 3rd & up grades, which I didn’t mind doing at all. I would sit in bed in the evening & do it. I actually LIKED homework (& LIKED school, go figure!). Whether homework took 3 hours or not, I don’t remember, but I doubt it. We either went to school earlier, or had less hours in school, because I know we did not go to school through 4pm but through maybe… Read more »

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2-3 hours a night, every night will get you top grades in college. In high school, that much is a sign that the child is either in all AP courses and prepping for a top college (her mom says no) OR, she isn’t focusing on her studies while doing them, and needs to be taught to prioritize and turn off her distractions while doing homework. And contrary to what the mom thinks, homework, be it problem solving or reading or reviewing notes or whatever, IS the key to actually understanding and internalizing subject matter. If she wants her child to… Read more »