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I’m NOT doing Homework

Why do I HAVE to do stupid homework

I’ve done enough work at school

Keeping myself really quiet

Or breaking every rule


Either way you look at it

It’s not been that much fun

I can’t cope with you being my teacher

As well as being my Mum


My relationships are far more important

Than ridiculous, pointless SATS

Or GCSE’s, I’ll fail anyway

And so what if I’m crap at Maths


If I don’t rewire my brain

Which only YOU can help me do

I’ll remain in survival mode

And continue to feel like Poo


School is such a scary place

So noisy and so busy

I honestly cannot concentrate

Cos my head feels really fizzy


When I come home I want to leave

School outside the door

I know I’m 10 chronologically

But developmentally I’m 4!


If I choose to do some work

Without it causing me shame

Then be available if I need your help

But your role must remain the same


If the school get really cross

Cos I refuse to do work at home

Download a letter from the NATP

Then You won’t feel so alone


But wait you say, what about my future

Won’t it hold me back???

Well if I don’t rewire my brain

I’ll only get the SACK!


If I cant do relationships

How will I hold down a job?

So when they get annoyed with you

Tell em to ‘Sod off’


Written by Sarah Dillon

Founding Member of the National Association of Therapeutic Parents ©



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