Our expert says:
I agree - no school work is not an option. And if he manages to spend time with friends instead of doing school-work, when are they doing THEIR school work ?
Younger kids often think the older kids are cool, and want to hang with them - but the older kids generally find the younger ones naff, and don't want to spend time with the kids.
I agree that the father MUST be more involved, and in your home, the pair of you must be acting as one in regard to setting and administering the rules.
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