In response to an article published by SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that children can experience negative benefits from an overload of school work. Parents must exercise careful judgment on what constitutes as an acceptable homework timeframe
BROOKLYN, NY / myprgenie.com / ACCESSWIRE / April 9, 2014 / Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on March 22 by SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com, which mentions that devoting long hours to school work doesn’t necessarily improve grades, but could make kids sick.
According to an article published on March 22th by CBS San Francisco titled “Study: Too Much Homework Can Make Your Child Sick,” a recent study performed by Denise Pope, a senior lecturer from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, reviewed the study habits of over 4,300 students from 10 high-performing public and private high schools in upper-middle-class California communities. The article says the goal of the study was to understand how school work can stress out pupils.
Pope said that researchers were able to determine that excessive homework is associated with high stress levels, physical health problems, and lack of balance in children’s lives. When looking at parents’ feelings on the situation, there seemed to be separate groups that either endorsed a high amount of school work while the others hoped their kids received less school work.
Pope also mentioned that parents should be there to support their kids, not by doing their children’s work, but by encouraging them to do their best. Pope believed that 90 minutes of daily homework should suffice, but it’s clear that some students might require more time.
Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says that children need to have balanced lifestyles. “Academics are extremely important, but they can’t completely consume children’s lives,” Gabriel explains. “Our nation has always had an emphasis on academics. It’s important for our future generations to grow up while becoming smarter and more disciplined every day, but it’s also important for them to develop a sense of multi-functionality and well-roundedness as well.”
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