Top Ten Reasons Kids Hate Homework

Homework is awful, isn't it! I mean, its like slavery, and we don't get our say! We lose sleep, have arguments, it hinders our learning... I could go on forever! Its like the schools don't care about the fact that it is so so SO damaging to our mental and physical health!

The Top Ten

1 Totally boring and pointless

So we have five days of school for 36 weeks, which makes a good 180 days. Take 13 years of education, including Kindergarten, which is a good 2340 days of hell (Well, that seems less than I thought). For me, Second Grade was the worst. I went to school, had a large pack of homework, while my siblings and their friends had NO HOMEWORK AT ALL! If that wasn't bad enough, I had to go to THERAPY because I had problems pronouncing certain letter sounds. I didn't get home until 5, and while my siblings and friends spent all evening having fun, I had to do crap all night, and not have ANY FUN, because by the time I was done, they were getting ready to go to bed.

I still get a load of homework from some teachers, especially in English, where I have to do like 150 pages a DAY! and it was all due the next day, I had to spend a long time on that. Then if you didn't go on a field trip, they would give you 250 pages, and make you write stuff 500 times, then do 50 crosswords. I think 7 hours ...more

I mean, we work at school, that's enough! In England, this is how we go:
Day Care (1 year) 2-3 yr olds
Nursery (1 year) 3-4 yr olds
Reception (1 year) 4-5 yr olds
Year 1 (1 year) 5-6 yr olds
Year 2 (1 year) 6-7 yr olds
Year 3 (1 year) 7-8 yr olds
Year 4 (1 year) 8-9 yr olds
Year 5 (1 year) 9-10 yr olds
Year 6 (1 year) 10-11 yr olds
Year 7 (1 year) 11-12 yr olds
Year 8 (1 year) 12-13 yr olds
Year 9 (1 year) 13-14 yr olds
Year 10 (1 year) 14-15 yr olds
Year 11 (1 year) 15-16 yr olds
Year 12 (1 year) 16-17 yr olds
Year 13 (1 year) 17-18 yr olds
Uni/College (3 years usually) 18-19+

So we pretty much get like how many years? 18 years or something? Plus, we also do exams, and tests in school.
'Ok, go to school now dear.'
'K, see ya later.'
'Have you remembered your homework for today? '
'Er...well...we had homework? '
'That's 5 times in a row! '
'Bye mum.'
Later in school
'Ok, now time to see who has brought ...more

Uhh... Zz...Z... Zzz... WAKE UP! HAVE YOU FINISHED YOUR HOMEWORK!? That's me and homework. the same is with many other kids. it's so boring! There is no creativity, which makes it so dull, it is so easy that it is tedious, or so hard that it is... Um... well, also tedious. and it doesn't do ANYONE any good. like, all it does is stresses kids, parents and teachers out, couldn't the homework be " Get enough sleep and be relaxed so you can have a happy childhood and no arguments with your parents"?! And that sentence in quotation marks (" Get enough sleep and be relaxed so you can have a happy childhood and no arguments with your parents") is THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF HOMEWORK!

I feel like sharing this with my teachers or friends...

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2 It causes dangerous stress levels

The amount of stress that homework is causing on us kids is ridiculous! We get sick and miserable because we are so stressed out! The stress damages the amount of sleep we get. I am sure that, though it may seem unpleasant and harsh, that the amount of stress caused by homework will lead to suicide

The teachers just pile it on top of us, not realizing that we have lives outside of school and need time to relax!

I'm always worried about big homework assignments that I didn't complete it I forget a assignment because my parents give me so much about it and then on top of that the teachers embarrass you about how your homework is not complete and the reason for why its not complete and my ANSWER IS I HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THEN DO MOTE SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL!

Yep

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3 It steals our sleep

I am sooo tired from all the homework. I am so sleep deprived that I literally doze off during class! I really want to get good grades so I study a lot and of course... Less sleep. Does good grades mean walking zombie? Think about it, we go to school for 7 hours. Come home do 4-5 hours of homework and to top is off (for me and probably many others) extra-curricular activities 4 times a week. I haven't been to the cafeteria for lunch AT ALL this year because I stay with a teacher and you know it! Do homework due the next day! I also stay after school to do homework with teachers and I fell this. WAKE UP, SCHOOL, GO HOME, HOMEWORK, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT. I'm lucky if I sleep 6 hours a night so technically I'm working 18 hours in the day STRAIGHT. How many grown ups do that? And, the teachers have it so much easier, they're not the ones staying up all night doing homework, they carelessly assigned. I mean seriously most of the homework I do can be done DURING CLASS. So much for doctor's ...more

Is 5-2 hours sleep healthy for the average kid? I don't think so. kids around primary school age should get at least 10 hours sleep, maximum 12. older kids should get at least 8 hours sleep. my average amount of sleep? 5. this is exactly half my minimum amount. and some kids only get 2 hours sleep. that's half of Margaret Thatcher's average amount of sleep! And I wonder why all of this lack of sleep is occurring? Well, drumroll please... SURPRISE! IT'S MORE RIDICULOUS HOMEWORK! Most of us end up staying up at 10pm-1am finishing up homework. and i, I finish my homework at 11pm, but I only fall asleep at 2am because I am so stressed out thinking about homework I still haven't finished, future amounts of homework and the many arguments I have had because of it!

I came to school one day, beyond tired. All because of homework. Then when the teacher starts yelling at me for being "dosed off" I know it was the school's fault. The teacher thinks I was playing video games all night, but no it was all homework, and I can't do anything about it. The worst part is that the school expects you to be on time so I have to wake up at 6:00-6:45. The teachers said themselves that a kid should get 10-12 hours pf sleep. They ONLY give us 4-7 hours of sleep, and then they complain about it.

I sleep at 11:00 and wake up at 4:20 and yet I'm in grade 7 and it's the first week of school

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4 No time to play and have fun

Oh... it makes me and many others want to cry! Where have the carefree, blissful days without homework gone? Why did they have to give us this homework which means that we can no longer have a good time, invite friends over, play games, whatever you do for fun? Play is actually a way of learning, and it has to be a LOT more educational than homework, if we learned so much even before we went to school, how to walk, the whole human language, and we could learn a lot more if we had the time to just play!

I go to school for 7 hours each day and then when I get home there's about 4-5 hours of homework. I'm in year 8 in Australia, and our school suggests we should get 6-7 hours of revision and homework per week, but in reality it's more like per night. We have no spare time to play with our friends or pets, or even spend time with our family. I thought when we were kids we were supposed to be happy, and have FREEDOM and time to PLAY and have FUN! When will the teachers understand that we don't have enough to time to do what we want to do. And they say that they don't have much time because they are always correcting our homework but that's not true because our homework is corrected by us DURING CLASS WHEN WE SHOULD BE DOING THE LEARNING!

It wastes our free time, please please please didn't give us homework

We need time to de-stress from school.

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5 We just spent time at school

Oh my gosh! We already spend 7 to 8 hours at school, and so we have very little time at home to spend with our family, but all of that time is spent doing homework, even on weekends we only do homework. anyway, back to the point. we are tired after school and want to calm down and relax, but we have homework to do! It's so unfair! We may as well live at school!

Yeah you just spend most of the day at school and now they shove some more stuff at you.

We just spend a crap ton of time at school which is 30 hours a week of school and homework is enough it makes me fed-up like I just want to do something and Because of homework it's WASTED and also my Principal said he Hated homework too when he was a kid but he had to make us do it because he will lose his job if he doesn't let us do homework

We spent 8-9 hours my school I don't want to spend my time suffering an extra hour doing their crap. People say it's "for review" but once we're out of school. We should be completely out from school. People have their hobbies and things that they love but we have to sacrifice it even after spending 9 hours at school. There's like no escape to school. It doesn't help us learn it just causes stress. It's the worst!

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6 It doesn't help you with grades

Homework teaches nothing to the advanced kids, not even revision.

Me and my dad always fight when he helps me with my homework and it kills you as a family after homework I set in my room so I don't see dad yelling at everything it tears your family apart!

It doesn't help its hard to do it if your absent and you don't now how to doit

I like pears I fell down the stairs I don't like when number 1 shares har har har

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7 People will copy your hard work

You do all of the work to finish a homework assignment and then there's that one student at school who doesn't do there homework at home, copy yours, and then they get a better mark on it and it is just so frustrating.

, that happened to me last year, EVERY MONTH at least. Spending 5 hours of homework everyday, then at least 3 people copies it on you the next day and they get a better mark than you in exams. So frustrating! - MaxPap

Some people always ask me to show them my homework for them to copy... What should I say? I wanna be a nice person, but...

Sometimes, when a lazy bum asks you to give them your homework so that they could copy it, they erase your name and put their name instead. That's so stupid!

As a wannabe nerd and geek, this is the only relevant topic. - SoaPuffball

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8 We get no time to exercise or eat enough food

When we do homework, all we do is sit on our bums writing on a piece of paper! We aren't able to get out, stretch our legs, run around or play sports ( I am not very sporty, but I know must other kids are, my form of exercise is running or wading around the creek in knee high wellies). this is the reason that so many kids are unfit! And all this homework leaves little time to eat. meals are brisk, no time for second helpings when we have small bowls, we have to get on with our mountain of homework. the stress caused by homework also makes us lose most of our appetites anyway, I am so stressed out that I am put off my breakfast in the morning, I eat very little (that's really saying something, my appetite was once enormously ravenous), and I know that this is the same for many other kids, whether t's breakfast, dinner, tea or snack.

I sit on a chair for hours, not doing anything and I see my dog next to me telling me to play with him but I just don't have the time when I have no homework I go play with him for hours and I get some fresh air and exercise, then when you sit doing homework your parents call you lazy

I try to get exercise at home every night but every night I have homework that prevents that. Yes I get exercise at school, But that's scheduled and forced upon us. Which makes everybody that has P.E. hate it because it's forced on us. And they force us to keep going and don't let us stop when we need to. In fact there was a kid that goes to my school that had a substitute teacher that made then run the whole hour for no reason at all, He had a SEIZURE! He had no history of seizures and no health problems what so ever. When you exercise on your own time then you can stop when you need to.

true.

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9 It causes arguments and therefore damages our mental health

Lack of sleep, added to not eating enough food makes us kids grouchy, and so when a parent comes along and they don't understand the homework system, the kid gets easily frustrated, thus a fiery and furious argument erupts. from experience, I know how bad these arguments are, they almost always end in tears. This arguments happen almost every night for most of us. all of this is DEFINITELY NOT at all good for both our parents' and our own mental health. I also have a very big feeling that they also are playing a major negative part in fractured families.

I can not tell you how many times I have had insane arguments with my parents over a homework assignment. It has come to the point where I leave my house and don't come back for hours, usually around midnight to one in the morning. My family has become very unhealthy and arguments seem to happen hourly. I have some pretty bad anxiety, and all this arguing over something like homework just makes me hate life and my family. It may seem kind of stupid for me to say this, but homework is tearing my family apart.

For certain, this is #1. All of the other ones are true, but this is by far #1 in my opinion. I have firsthand experience with these fights, mostly to do homework. There is one comment saying "...that they also are playing a major negative part in fractured families." Due to various fights about homework in the past, my family has had to fall the POLICE and at one point I was forced to move with my other parent (my parents are divorced).

I had SO MUCH homework, it severely damaged my self-esteem pretty badly enough for me to say, "I'm just a failure.". So ridiculous. And worst of all; it keeps on coming! I never stops! I feel sorry to those who has harsh relationships and damaged mental health. I know your pain ALL too well. Been there...done that. >:(

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10 Us kids can't have our say

I wrote the freedoms one too. And I have more to say about it. More about the dress codes. It basically means that they get to be judges who think they can criticize what we and our parents spend hard earned money on! It's ridiculous and unfair. I'm in seventh grade (supposed to be in 8th but I was held back last year). What makes them think they can take away the freedoms we've had for 222 years. The freedom of speech. Plus when someone bullies another person. And they finally make us snap. Or they beat us up the. We defend ourselves we get in trouble for basically not getting hurt. Plus my friend recently got sent to jail for 4 days for violating his probation from getting in a fight. And he said that being in jail is better than school. He said that the food is way better. And that he enjoyed being there more than he enjoyed being at school. And when he told me about it it literally sounded appealing compared to school. Homework and school must STOP! I understand that school is ...more

The teachers and principals and basically all school authority try to force homework on us and we can't do anything about it without getting in trouble for it. This country was founded on freedom and school takes about 90% of those freedoms away, For example, Dress codes which isn't fair because it practically gives teachers the right to criticize our clothes, Forced homework which we don't get a say in which isn't fair in any way, They take away out freedom of speech in many ways, school and homework is ruining this generation and homework must come to an end. And an interesting fact about homework, Did you know that homework was invented in Italy by a teacher as a form of punishment for his students. So we're being punished for no logical reason.

This is the most maddening part... all these reasons and we are like a piece of dust trying to battle an elephant! But hopefully soon our voices will be heard, and then we will have freedom!

Us kids need to be treated the same as adults...we have human rights too!

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11 We don't even learn anything!

I'm in eighth grade and I have a brother who is in sixth grade, and I am "learning" the same EXACT stuff he's learning! The homework is exactly what we "learned" in school. I'm one of the smarter people in my school (That's being humble), and I've always wondered why, and now I realize it's because while the teachers are repeating exactly what we learned last year I'm reading ahead in my textbook because I already know everything they are saying. It's so boring I read the textbook for enjoyment. Our school then doesn't give us new homework, they give us stuff we already know.
Now that my rant is over, my point is the school should do something for the more advanced kids and not keep the pace of learning at that of a retard's. ( By advanced I mean people who remember stuff more easily. )

Homework is always the same: either (for people in my school and many other schools) endless uncreative worksheets of things we learnt years ago that we find ridiculously easy and don't teach us one tiny little thing, or so extremely hard that we don't even know what to do, don't complete it and don't learn anything. oh come on schools, you can do better than this one lousy attempt to stick a thing or two into our heads! Have interesting topics, interesting lessons, interesting teachers, and NO MORE HOMEWORK!

Homework is just another way for teachers to mark our grades down that we work hard for. The whole time kids like me and every kid I know are imagining themselves having fun. But while those students are wishing they could be having fun with their friends and family, we're working our brains harder than we should and that causes our brains to get overwhelmed and crack under pressure, That causing our grades to go down. I have experienced this myself. In fact I recently got held back and I went looking through my grades and noticed that homework pages were the ones with the worst grades.

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12 People have lives

Over breaks I get loads of homework from all my teachers, so on the last day before one break I got extremely excited when my bio teacher, who is usually really hard on us, said, "I think breaks are a time meant for spending time with family."
Over half my homework over that break was bio work. I was putting in literally hours everyday, and I even had a few projects on top of that. My family members kept telling me I was being rude, and that I should spend time with them, but I couldn't.

Also, in the winter (when the sport I play is) I have practice for two to four hours a night, on top of a minimum of two hours of homework. So when I get home from school at 15:00, I go straight to practice until around 18:00, drive home, take a half-hour break to relax, and eat dinner, and that takes me until 20:00. Then I do my two hours of homework, 22:00. Then I work out, 22:30. And I love to read and write, but I only get about a half hour every day to do so, because if I fall asleep ...more

Everyone has lives to live, why do teachers steal your time with homework, its like homework is a teachers weapon to use against the kids.

I'm a guitar player, and I have no time to practice on week nights, because of all the stupid homework that I get. I have severe ADHD, and guitar helps me focus and get things off my mind. I sometime practice for 3-5 at a time (if I have it), and it really helps. I have 2+ hours of homework nightly, and I'm in 8th grade! Are you kidding me? I can barely focus on my guitar, let alone something that makes me want to burn something to the ground. Homework makes me depressed, stressed, and it pisses me off to high heaven.

I hate homework

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13 Parents join up with teachers

If you didn't do this homework the teacher would phone mum and do you know what my mum used to do? She used to ground me, yeah, I used to get grounded because of that teacher.

Our parents are lied to by the teachers. They are tricked into believing that homework is good for us when it's the opposite. They don't know that it affects our sleep and health. I speak for the kids of America.

My parents used to actually give me MORE homework. Thanks for making me stupid, mom.

! Once I got in trouble for no reason for forgetting my homework at school the the teacher contacted my parents and at home I got punished DOUBLE GROUNDMENT! :(

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14 It's not fun

Kids need time to be kids, not be bombarded by work

If I'm gonna be an author when I'm older, I don't WANT to be writing every day after school. I'll do that when I'm older and have no interest in Hatsune Miku. Well, that'll never happen, but YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

I once got homework to build a Greek temple in Minecraft. Those days are over, now I don't go to bed until 1 am. I can't have time to even upload a YouTube video anymore. On weekends I can't even Skype my friends.

ANOTHER Minecraft comment? This isn't the second one I've seen today...wow it is overrated! (No hate to your opinion) - DCfnaf

I don't GET TO PLAY MINECRAFT ANYMORE!
W.dc

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15 Teachers don't give full explanations

This one time I second grade I got a note to my original teacher for not catching up fast enough on a project and when they explained a step it was only five seconds and when she gave me the not she tried to guilt me and say I was slacking off and I said she was going too fast and she said no excuses I hate how teacher are jerks sometimes

I hate homework, and teachers shaming students are mean, lifeless losers. I mean, they're kids! So why give pressure? What are you? A war maker?

I have asked most of my teachers before "Why do we have homework in the first place" and I have never in my life ever gotten the full explanation I expect from an adult. They always see "Because you do" and "You need it" This isn't fair. If we want to know why we have homework then we at least deserve a full and logical explanation expected from KIDS that we can't even get from a teacher.

They just don't tell u anything

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16 It makes people want to commit suicide

Homework often makes me want to commit suicide, truth be told. And I'm in 6th Grade! It's been making me feel like this since 4th, I still have a lot of school and homework in front of me, and it makes me feel like no matter what, I'll always be held down by this.

Sometimes I wonder what life is when I start getting upset over not doing homework then I try to reach for a knife and kill myself

This should be in the top ten. I agree

Dude. Ya'll too extreme LOL

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17 Because our teachers want to make us do stuff we just learned

Why should we have homework it's to hard it takes our fun too

My 7th grade social studies teacher rarely give us homework

I woog love my teachers if they DID NOT GIVE US HOMEWORK

Well...i mean why do teachers do this to us because we do not want to do the homework! <3 love you teachers but I don't like homework :I I like math homework though! so yea <3 love you GUYSS #love teachers

18 It takes too long

So true if its only practice why is it 8 hours MINIMUM

Math teacher : This year you'll have 30mins of homework each class, that's nice to have such a little time, isn't it?
Me : I'm slow in my work...
So guess what...
Every day my math homework takes at least 2 hours to complete, and most of the time it takes 3 and a half hours! So annoying! - MaxPap

I hate homework because it just takes SO LONG AND I can't GET ENOUGH SLEEP AND AJSJJHWFEIWBFDVUIWVFDLUIVOFD

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19 It's just like school at home

I came home from school every day, with fear. I wish I could be like the people that get to run out the door happy, but no! I just experience more stress. I have NO time to do anything! I can't even THINK, when teachers think that that's the whole point of homework. I HATE IT. YOU HEAR THAT TEACHERS, I HATE IT!

True, ever since I got in 7th grade, I still am in 7th grade, it has been hell for me, my parents made me have tutoring and Sunday school which included HOMEWORK in it while at my school we HAVE loads of Homework too! I wanted to spend time with a couple of primary friends on one of the days this week, BUT NO I had to stay home and STUDY! And do all MY homework

It is just a copy of school at home charlotte

This is so TURE I am one person who hates home work but like home work is all a waste of time

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20 It uses up valuable learning time

All these long hours spent correcting and doing homework could be spent ACTUALLY LEARNING (see more in reason 8), as well as relaxing and being happy! The fact that homework isn't teaching us anything means that all the time we spend doing homework may as well be spent walking in circles with our fingers in our ears screaming "CHEESE, CHEESE CHESE! "! And even doing that may be more productive, because it'll make us laugh, which is good for our mental health! We could use the time spent correcting homework in the classroom for a new and interesting topic, maybe even something optional for each student! If kids who aren't even in secondary school can find better ways to spend learning time, then the adults can open up their ears and eyes and realise the nonsense that is going on and make a difference!

I learn more from top ten lists than from homework, and that's no lie. There are top ten lists ten lists about thing school lied to us about, so are we even learning the truth?

I don't like it at all and you do all of this work and it's not even like you love it so you spend all this very hard work for nothing.

I hate homework, I never get to to anything after scholl, kill me now

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