Northern mothers must learn to be pushy, says children’s tsar
Rosemary Bennett cites Sutton Trust research on private tuition in a Times news article.
Laid-back northern mothers should follow the example of their pushy southern sisters if they want their children to get top grades and into the best universities, according to the Children’s Commissioner.
Anne Longfield said that the “tiger” mums of London and the south east had been derided for driving their children on with extra homework and educational activities such as learning a musical instrument
Data from the Sutton Trust, a think tank, found that children in London were pushed the hardest. It said that 42 per cent of London children had been tutored privately compared with 13 per cent in the north west and 16 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Read her full article here (£)