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son is in kindergarten. receives minimal 4 hours of homework per night. complains of headaches. could this be the result of this rigorous routine?

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Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
4 hours of homework?: No wonder he has headaches! 5 years old is a little young to be working a a full-time job. That is assuming only a half day kindergarten. Let him be a kid for awhile-your lucky he just has headaches. Does he need a bleeding stomach ulcer to get your attention? Enough is enough. You probably should get his vision checked also. Discuss your concerns with his doctor.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Homework: Whatever happened to letting children be children. Of course the child feels the pressure, and tension headaches can be a result, disturbed sleep, loss of enjoyment. This is a time to play and develope social and motor skills. Unless this is some special school for forced learning discuss w pta and school staff for reasoning. The brains and acquired knowledge will come in time. It will have meani.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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