I’ve ceased to be amazed that kindergarteners have homework, but I was startled to hear that one little tyke faced homework assignments not just from school, but also from his Extended Day after-school program. Even Sunday schools are starting to give homework.
If you have a preschool or school-aged child, undoubtedly you’ve felt the homework pressure. Homework is a nightly conflict and emotional vortex for so many families. I showed a picture at a recent conference of a six-year-old crying and squirming at the kitchen table, a homework worksheet before him. “That’s my life every night,” people told me.