Bunny Laditan sent an email to her 10-year-old daughter’s school saying she was done with homework – and has had an amazing response.
Laditan says her daughter has to do two to three hours of homework every night, and on Sundays. She wrote that “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”.
This is the email she sent:
She wrote in a Facebook post:
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.
She goes on to argue that children need downtime.
Going forward, this is a homework-free household and I don't care who knows it. My kid needs to be a kid.
Her post has received thousands of supportive comments: