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Myusernameismyusername Thu 02-Jun-16 12:55:44

Both are teens, and are finishing homework. DD2 is doing something for art upstairs and DD1 is doing maths downstairs, which when she asked me a question I look at re book and she is doing her sisters maths!
I tell them that they should be doing their own homework and all the reasons why, but apparently to them this is perfectly acceptable arrangement to them they have Dd1 hates art and likes maths, DD2 loves art and hates maths so they swap homework all the time

Apparently I am the unreasonable one in this arrangement hmm

Ohnowattsthis Thu 02-Jun-16 13:05:31

Love it! grin

JinRamen Thu 02-Jun-16 13:08:59


FuckingFattyBitch Thu 02-Jun-16 13:10:08


NeedACleverNN Thu 02-Jun-16 13:10:10

Now that's clever! grin

Though I do get where you are coming from

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 02-Jun-16 13:11:46

Lo! Well, neither of them are going to learn much from the homework this way, but would they anyway? I'd leave them to it.

LemonRedwood Thu 02-Jun-16 13:11:52

Great initiative smile

Although, as a teacher, I of course disapprove wholeheartedly wink I do suppose it's slightly better than receiving homework quite clearly done by parents!

freshprincess Thu 02-Jun-16 13:12:45

I have twins and we have a bit of 'helping' going on.
I also caught DT1 giving DT2 some hints on what to revise for the French oral test.

Damselindestress Thu 02-Jun-16 13:31:42

It's nice of them to help each other but they aren't going to learn by only focusing on their strong subjects, the homework is supposed to challenge them. I'd encourage them to swap tips rather than homework.

Myusernameismyusername Thu 02-Jun-16 13:42:45

Now DD1 did question 11 wrong in the maths so there is drama with gluing pages together to cover it up, also I pointed out your handwriting isn't the same as each other's.

They also have only one school year between them and a couple of times at primary DD2 would take a 'project' of DD1's that she did the year before and I would only realise at parents evening when I saw her work on the wall. They changed teachers each term so the little buggers got away with it

I've had a stern talk about the core subjects - I mean if it was geography or something I may not be as fussed but maths is something you need to learn yourself!

splendide Thu 02-Jun-16 13:44:01

My brother won a prize for a poem I wrote once smile

Myusernameismyusername Thu 02-Jun-16 13:45:52

Lol splendide, did you demand the prize for yourself? dd1 would no doubt

Querty12345 Thu 02-Jun-16 13:49:00

I never trusted teachers after I did this for my sister. I am a year older than her so I had done the English coursework a year before and got A*. I wrote an excellent coursework piece on the same thing the next year for her and got a C. It was just as good as my one the year before, they just graded it lower because they thought she wasn't as able.

splendide Thu 02-Jun-16 13:50:48

It was just a certificate so I let him keep it!

Scarydinosaurs Thu 02-Jun-16 13:52:14

My sister brought in my copy of 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' complete with my annotations and notes to her English class- her teacher was over the moon and photocopied the pages and handed it out to the rest of the class grin.

My poetry anthology was used by my two siblings, then posted to a friend and used by her and her English class.

I'm now an English teacher 😂

CancellyMcChequeface Thu 02-Jun-16 13:55:44

I think it's very clever, but then I think most (not all, but most) homework is a waste of time.

I may have written edited my little sister's English coursework because she left it until the day before the deadline and had a panic. We got an A* grin

More usually though I always helped my younger siblings with homework, because neither of our parents felt confident to, having left school in their early teen years themselves. I figured that most of the other kids in their class would have at least some parental help, so why not? Same with UCAS statements, etc.

Noodledoodledoo Thu 02-Jun-16 13:56:10

i used to do my sisters maths homework (I am two years younger, she hated maths I loved it, am now a maths teacher after resisting for 10 years) but would make her sit down and be 'taught' what I had done for her!!!

She NEVER spoke to me at school - but did once come to find me so I could be used by her friends to get coursework finished and in on time!

almapudden Thu 02-Jun-16 14:02:45

I wrote my brother's GCSE French coursework for him. I had to make it deliberately mediocre because he was rubbish at French. It was about Bryan Adams grin

Mamadothehump Thu 02-Jun-16 15:48:32

My brother once passed off a piece of my artwork as his own. Same teacher, I got a B+ and he got a C-
Mind you, I don't think the teacher was particularly taken with him!!

MrsUniverse Thu 02-Jun-16 16:17:00

A boyfriend I had was taken on holiday for the first month of y11. He missed all the maths coursework. So I wrote his for him. He got an A* in that coursework I got a C. He even got praised for catching up so well hmm

Scarydinosaurs Thu 02-Jun-16 18:27:08

Mrs that is galling!!

MrHannahSnell Thu 02-Jun-16 18:48:39

I did all my DS's geography homework! Isn't that allowed?

MrHannahSnell Thu 02-Jun-16 18:50:07


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