I don’t want my kids to have to stress about their homework – so I do it for them. But some claim I am a ‘bad mum’ and just encouraging them to be lazy

A mum-of-three has been slammed online for enabling her lazy children after admitting she happily completes their homework when they are ‘too busy’. 

Lottie, from the US, has daughters in Year 5, Year 3, and kindergarten says the extra pressure to complete homework is ‘not worth it’, igniting a furious debate.

Her daughters participate in a variety of after-school activities like cheerleading and sports, and they often came home exhausted.

‘I know every parent helps, but I will just do the homework. I’m not going to have them stress over maths problems they don’t have time to do. It may not be right but I will help,’ she said.

Hundreds of parents have slammed the laid-back and ‘coddling’ parenting style for fostering laziness – but others think it’s ‘genius’. 

A mum-of-three has sparked a heated debate about whether parents should do their children’s homework for them – and no one can seem to agree

Lottie added that while the time pressure added to the reason she ‘helped’ out – she also revealed that some of her kids’ projects were too difficult.

‘Some of these projects these teachers give … I mean, the kids are seven years old,’ she said.

The mum added that despite helping out with their school work, she wanted to raise her children to be honest and strong.

‘I try not to baby them when they fall, I want to raise them to be strong,’ she said. ‘My biggest goal in life is to have an honest relationship with my kids.’

Many agreed that children shouldn’t be expected to do homework after school.

‘I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does my kids homework when they have other things going on,’ a mum said.

‘This is such amazing parenting I aspire to be like this when I’m a mum!’ another added.

But other parents were appalled at the thought. 

‘Doing your child’s work for them won’t help them in the long run unless you want them to grow up to be entitled and lazy,’ a mum said. 

Another added, ‘I was speaking to a teacher, he said some kids wonder why my child is so good at reading/maths. It’s because he does the readers at home and the follow-up maths questions. Parents need to make the effort to work with their kids.’

A mum shared that not having homework was detrimental to her kid’s high school work ethic. 

‘My kid’s primary school had a no-homework philosophy. Now, my oldest is in high school and is struggling so much with homework. It has me questioning whether no homework in primary school is a great idea after all.’

While others claimed their kids didn’t do homework at all.

‘We just simply don’t do homework,’ a dad said. ‘I leave my work at work cause I want to relax at home and I feel it’s the same for my children.’

‘My house will be a homework-free zone. Kids are in school all day and then are expected to go home and do more school work, no! Reading is acceptable, but that is it,’ one wrote.

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