‘I despise homework more and more with each passing year’
Childhood is short and evenings should be for learning life skills and family time
It’s time for a homework revolution. Times have changed and yet we’re expected to continue parenting as if they haven’t
“Pleeaaase can I do my homework now,” my rather tired and emotional six-year-old asked at 7.30am earlier this week. “I want to be able to play when I come home,” he sobbed as I tried to explain that we didn’t know what the day’s homework was going to be yet and really getting dressed was the more pressing issue at this time.
But I knew how he felt. I’d seen his little face fall each afternoon as he made a beeline for the swings in the back garden while I tapped on the dining room table to remind him there was work to be done first.