Dear Graham Norton: 'How can I get my mother to relax my revision regime?'

Graham Norton
Dear Graham Norton: 'How can I get my mother to relax my revision regime?' Credit: Andrew Crowley/Alamy

Dear Graham

I am in Year 9, studying for my GCSEs, which I’ll take in 2018. Ever since September my mum has been on at me every weekend and every holiday, making me wake up at 8am, insisting I study five, six, seven hours a day, not letting me watch TV for most of the day. She is even thinking of putting me in summer school for 10 hours a day. It’s not as if I am going to fail my exams – my grades are OK. How do I get her to stop annoying me and let me have some time to live my own life?

Archie, London

'I think if you have a reasoned, grown-up conversation with your mother, you can reach some sort of compromise', says Graham Credit: Andrew Crowley

Dear Archie

I know it is difficult to remember, but take a deep breath and hold on to this fact; your mother’s aim in life is not to annoy you. She loves you and wants you to have every possible...

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