Woman doesn't force her son to do homework because school is 'full-time job'

A mum named Lynn took to TikTok to share her views on homework, saying she won’t force her son to do it and doesn’t care what grades he gets as life is too short

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TikTok mum on why she doesn’t make her kids do their homework

A woman said that she refuses to force her son to do homework and doesn’t care about grades – because life’s too short.

TikTok mum Lynn, @lynnandme, said that homework is ‘optional’ in her house and she wouldn’t dream of making her son do it if he didn’t want to.

She said she didn’t care what grades he got, and said that to children school is like a full-time job – so forcing them to do homework afterwards is cruel.

But her parenting style has left other TikTok users divided – as some say that she’s teaching her son to not care about his education.

TikTok mum Lynn said she never forced her son to do homework


What do you think about Lynn’s homework policy? Let us know in the comments…

Lynn posted her statement in response to the question: “What’s one rule you have as a parent that most parents don’t have?”

Taking to TikTok, she said: “Don’t worry I already have the stakes I’m going to be burnt on for this one.

“Homework was always optional in my house.

“School to a kid is their ‘full-time job’ and they’re kids and are learning and growing and developing.

“The last thing I want to teach my developing child is that he has to bring work home with him and work and have two hours of play a night.

“Are there consequences to not doing your homework? Yeah.

“Do I care if my son was a C student? Nope.

“Do I care that he knows how to set boundaries with people and things that demand his attention and balance his life and balance the fun and the work? Yeah.”

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Lynn’s parenting style left other TikTok users divided, as while domr agreed with her there were others who thought she was too relaxed.

One user said: “I agree with you 100 per cent, especially so young! They spend six to eight hours in school… Give them a break!”

And a second wrote: “Totally on board with this, they spend all day at school, why in the world does it need to come into their time.”

But a third added: “Sounds like you think school and even college is a joke. Why send him? Homework is to let teachers know they understood lessons for the day.”

And a fourth added: “Homework is for completing assignments not finished in class (teaches them to use time wisely) and for studying for a test. Not for extra busy work!”

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