Should Kids Have Homework: Pros And Cons

  • Pros and Cons
  • There are two sides to this story. The first is that children should have homework assignments. The other is that they should not. There are several contingencies. One is the grade level. To which grade are we referring? Certainly, it may be advisable for high school students who are headed for college to have homework, while kindergarten and first graders may not need to have it. On the other hand, it may be advisable to train up the children from when they are young so that they are in the habit of spending an hour or so with their lessons under the guidance of their parents.

  • The Role of the Parent
  • Children need to be taught discipline and self-discipline. This is one way of ensuring that the child will focus on a constructive academic subject daily while at home. Homework also can help to train the parent who didn’t enter the world of parenthood with an instruction booklet. Homework can emphasized the importance of the parents not only being aware of but also staying abreast of the children’s schoolwork and being there to give assistance as necessary. With the aid of the Internet, children are able to conduct research on their homework, which will yield answers to virtually any question they may have as it concerns their homework.

  • Parental Responsibility
  • For the children to be assigned homework daily, the parents would need to be involved in the process. Rather than depending on the school system to educate the child, the parent should feel that it is incumbent upon them to take part in the process. This is part of the parent’s responsibility. Parenting is a full time job. Parents may hold full time jobs and immersed in administering the functioning of the household. Sometime must be devoted to the children, both for leisure and for academics. It’s preferable that the child may be encouraged about their homework and made to feel positive about it.

  • The Cons
  • On the other hand the decision may be that homework is not to be given. Some of the reasons are the same as the reasons listed above, yet seen conversely. The parents may not be prepared to support the children in their homework. The parents may not be prepared to monitor the children in the doing of their homework. The decision may be made to leave the academic pursuits to the confines of the school so that adequate supervision and guidance may be afforded the child. This would be an understandable position in an impoverished area.