Kirstie Allsopp shocks fans with rare personal post about ‘biggest regret as a mother' | The Sun

KIRSTIE Allsopp has shocked fans with a rare personal post about her ‘biggest regret as a mother'.

The Location, Location, Location star has two children with husband Ben Anderson; sons Bay Atlas, 16, and Oscar Hercules, 14.

She is also step-mum to Ben's two children from a previous relationship.

Kirstie isn't afraid to give her opinion on a subject and this week she replied to a tweet from a woman who said she didn't like making her children do homework.

The woman shared: "I don't like homework at all, I'm 73 and my Dad wouldn't let us do homework, he said they've had you for seven hours already, no more! I was not pushy about it with my kids, except poss exams! Definitely not infants or junior schools!"

Kirstie, 51, replied: "One of the greatest regrets of my life is that I didn’t do this for my kids.

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"The tears, the time together lost, for many families homework causes real, daily unhappiness to no good end."

She followed it up by tweeting: "Question, real question not reason for abuse please. 

"How much difference would it make to a teacher’s working day if the Gov said 'from now on homework is reading only, no more written homework that needs marking etc'?"

She continued: "You hear this from every corner. Drs, teachers, nurses. Safeguards are vital, but do we need to start again to insure everything makes sense & actually helps not hinders?"

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When one of her followers asked how teachers would assess students without homework, she replied: "Don’t want to cause a pile on David, but homework as a way of assessing a student?! 

"Are you mad? Do you have any idea how much is done by parents, including GCSE coursework?"

In another tweet she quipped: "Dear God, Give me the strength to be polite & kind to all the people about to tell me their children love homework".

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