Writer and blogger Lana Hirschowitz has revealed why her teen son doesn't do chores.
'I'm giving my child the childhood I want him to have, that time to be just a child. Although it involves heaps more homework than I would like.'
Lana, from Sydney, says her son is neither "a spoiled brat, nor a sloth".
She argues that while everyone has to take responsibility in a household, all responsibility is not equal.
'Even now that my son is a teen he doesn't have the same responsibilities or rights as his father and I do. He cannot make the decisions, he cannot call the shots, he cannot pay the mortgage (which is a real downer) and he doesn't have to do the laundry.'