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Mom Emails School To Tell Her Kid Won’t Be Doing Homework Anymore, And Here’s Why
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Mom Emails School To Tell Her Kid Won’t Be Doing Homework Anymore, And Here’s Why

With recesses getting shorter and workloads at school getting bigger, kids are getting to have less and less free time. Is this really good for our children? One mom thinks not.

When Bunmi Laditan’s 10-year-old daughter started experiencing chest pain and waking up in the middle of the night dues to stress, Laditan decided enough was enough. So, even though her daughter loves independent learning, the mother of 3 emailed her daughter’s school to let them know she was done with homework. Following the email, Laditan wrote a now viral Facebook post about how her home is now going to be homework-free: “My kid is done with homework. I just sent an email to her school letting her know she’s all done,” Laditan writes. “I said “drastically reduce” but I was trying to be polite because she’s finished.” The post has gone viral since with over 53k likes, 12k shares, and thousands of parents from all over agreeing with her.

More info: Facebook (h/t)

When a girl started getting chest pains because of too much homework, her mom decided enough was enough

“My kid is done with homework. I just sent an email to her school letting her know she’s all done”

The internet was quick to support Laditan’s decision

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Eppu Jäppinen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It makes me a little bit angry when people think that we don't have homework in Finland... I just spent 5 hours doing my homework. But I guess it doesn't count because I live in Finland :D

Eppu Jäppinen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But otherwise I agree with everything! Homework isn't the key to success.

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Marika Äijö
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We don't have any ban on homework here in Finland! Stop spreading this nonsense! Though we don't sit at school 8 hours a day. So maybe that's the difference.

Matt Garvin
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The child in question is 10 years old. Approximately how much homework do 10 year olds in Finland have?

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Stille20
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you have a a real concern about the amount of work students are getting, you need to get involved. Speak to teachers and other parents about changing homework loads, instead of risking your child's grades and send her to face her teachers, while you make a stand from social media.

Aunt Messy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She did that. She sent an email to the school and offered to talk to the teacher and principal of the school. Her tone was polite and she's willing to compromise. This is ongoing. Posting this on social media is drawing crucial attention to this problem.

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Eppu Jäppinen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It makes me a little bit angry when people think that we don't have homework in Finland... I just spent 5 hours doing my homework. But I guess it doesn't count because I live in Finland :D

Eppu Jäppinen
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But otherwise I agree with everything! Homework isn't the key to success.

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Marika Äijö
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We don't have any ban on homework here in Finland! Stop spreading this nonsense! Though we don't sit at school 8 hours a day. So maybe that's the difference.

Matt Garvin
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The child in question is 10 years old. Approximately how much homework do 10 year olds in Finland have?

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Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you have a a real concern about the amount of work students are getting, you need to get involved. Speak to teachers and other parents about changing homework loads, instead of risking your child's grades and send her to face her teachers, while you make a stand from social media.

Aunt Messy
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She did that. She sent an email to the school and offered to talk to the teacher and principal of the school. Her tone was polite and she's willing to compromise. This is ongoing. Posting this on social media is drawing crucial attention to this problem.

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