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Why I never force my teenager to do homework

They should take ownership of their education (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for

I’m a mum to two daughters, now aged 15 and 22, so I’ve had my fair share of experience when it comes to homework.

I also have the benefit of being able to see, at 22, exactly what impact my approach to parenting has had. (Quite a scary thing at times.)

5 things I won’t miss when my teenager leaves home


One thing I have been pleased to see is that my decision not to force my children to do their homework definitely hasn’t left them with a shoddy work ethic. If… Read the full story


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