This is a thread about your own kids and how they are doing with all that school work which we are all setting to other people's kids. My own kid is not getting on with it. Of course. We've had our first hissy fit over it. "Please get out of bed. Just because there is no school does not mean you can lie around the whole time" Stays in bed another three hours. "Can you show me the school work you've been set?" Disappears mysteriously. "Could I just see what you're doing on the laptop please? Ah! OK. Well, when are you going to do some work?" Becomes spiteful and acerbic. "Would you just turn the TV off and do some work" Mimics. "NO YOU CANNOT HAVE A SANDWICH, YOU'LL GET ALL THE FOOD YOU WANT WHEN YOU'VE DONE YOUR TASSOMAI!!!!!" Slams door and stomps upstairs, making the whole world bursts into tears. Where do I back off? Do I think "main thing is that we keep the peace just to get through this, so they can do what they wishe"? Or do I think "poor thing, their education is suffering, and as an educationalist I am in quite a good place to give a boost at home and urge to work" Or do I think "can somebody advise when is actually the earliest time you may start on the gin?" Please post about how you're getting on with your own stropmonsters kids. Day 2. Feels like Day 200.