Mum Emails School To Tell Teachers Her 10-Year-Old Is ‘Done’ With Homework

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Mum blogger Bunmi Laditan, from the US, has shared an email she sent to her daughter’s school explaining why her 10-year-old will be drastically reducing the amount of homework she does.

She explained to her followers that her daughter was “done with homework” because of the stress it causes.

Laditan urged that her daughter loves learning and regularly does research off her own back, but that she’s recently been experiencing the physical symptoms of stress.

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“I just sent an email to her school letting them know she’s all done,” the mum wrote on Facebook on Tuesday 25th April.

“I said ‘drastically reduce’ but I was trying to be polite, because she’s finished.”

“Is family time not important?” the mum wrote to her followers. “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?

“Children need downtime after school the same way adults need downtime after work. They need to play with their siblings.

“They need to bond with their parents in a relaxed atmosphere. Children need time to just enjoy their childhoods.

“My kid is all done with homework. If the school wants to punish her for it, then I guess I’ll have to figure out how to homeschool.”

The mum added that she wasn’t blaming her daughter’s teachers (”who are incredible”), but just feels the system isn’t working for her child.

“I can’t watch her unravel anymore and be filled with so much stress at age 10,” she added.

The post has had more than 12,500 shares in two days. Many parents commented that they agreed with Laditan’s stance on homework.

“I wholeheartedly agree,” one person wrote. “I support this 100%. My son worries if his homework isn’t up to scratch. They need time to have fun, enjoy family and relax.”

Another person commented: “As a child psychologist, I’d like to say thank you for being brave in taking this stance, and standing up for what you know to be the right choice for your daughter.

“You’re modelling so many positive values that go beyond academics here.”

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