[twitter]Homework for kids in kindergarten is not cool, in my books.
Fellow Kid Scooper Christine Coppa wrote about forgetting her kid’s homework for kindergarten. Yes, 4 days in to school and her 5 year old was getting homework and she stressed over not handing it in on time.
While the homework situation itself is a little out of line with my thinking, it’s Christine’s approval of the workload that has me wondering even louder. She is more than happy to help her kid do worksheets at home after his 11 hour day at his “competitive school”, and actually thinks other parents should sit down to them too.
This is the opposite of redshirting kindergarten kids. Instead of making things easier for kids by holding them back, Tiger Moms push them to the highest levels with heavy workloads.
After the jump, flip through the key points in All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. Take stock of how these skills apply to your adult life, and if your kid is learning them. They really are all that’s important, not nightly homework worksheets.