According to a study published in the American Journal of Family Therapy, the average elementary school student receives three times as much homework as is necessary for their age group. Even worse? Most of it isn’t really that helpful. Denise Pope, a Stanford University education professor told Today Parents, “The only type of homework that’s proven to be beneficial for elementary school students is free reading.” (http://www.scarymommy.com/viral-note-gives-fantastic-excuse-for-not-finishing-homework/)
I rest my case.
Also, here is a picture of my little dog proving that she's still bigger than the puppy next door (even though she's not). Clearly I didn't take it or it would be blurry and only half of one dog would be in the frame. Still, they're pretty cute together.
(Photo credit: Jill Plumb)