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Could too much homework be making your children sick?

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The study took 4,300 students from 10 high-performing public and private high schools in upper-middle-class California communities. The study took 4,300 students from 10 high-performing public and private high schools in upper-middle-class California communities.
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Yes, it's true. Homework could be making your children sick. Researchers say 56 percent of students reported "excessive" homework as their primary stress.

Kamala Weaver is a teacher at Forest Park Middle School where says they try to keep homework to a minimum.

“We try to give kids homework that's not going to bog them down. So no more than 30 minutes a night. When you go past 30 minutes a night, it's just too much,” she said. “Homework is a review of a practice or skill that we have already learned. Studies have shown that homework is good for the kids. We try not to overload them but just enough so they can learn and understand the concept."

The study by the Stanford Graduate School of Education says that there’s a connection between student's stress level and the physical impact This can range from migraines and ulcers to sleep deprivation and exhaustion.

The study also found that parents can be blamed for putting too much pressure on their children.

Weaver says she has found there are other factors.

“I think that it's peer pressure and a lot of things going on outside of the classroom. I don't think its homework but expectations. Some kids have high expectations some parents have high expectations. I think it's expectations that these kids are dealing with,” she said.

So what is your role as a parent?

Weaver says parents should ask their children every day, ‘What are you working on in school today? What do you have going on?’

If a parent sees it's taking their child a long time to work on homework, it may be a sign they need extra tutoring.

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