In a word: yes. Tutoring can help a great deal. But only if children receive 1:1 access to carefully thought out, specific instruction, based on their needs as individuals. So where as a parent should you begin? The first step is to figure out where the ''problem'' lies, why does your child need tutoring? It… Continue reading Does tutoring help?
“How Can I support my child at home so that they can do well?” This question is asked every day, to all teachers, in all subjects and surprisingly for some parents the answer is relatively simple; you need to spend time with your children. Sadly, in a world surrounded by marketed products to look younger,… Continue reading How can I support my child at home so that they can do well?
Feb-worry: (v) a state of perpetual worrying during February when parents and children eagerly await thick envelopes to be posted through the letterbox offering a place to their dream independent school.
It’s that time of the year when teachers around the world write the end of year report cards and parents always ask on receiving them, how they can help their child’s grades improve. The answer lies not in ‘doing more’ but rather in ‘how things are done’. The comment, ‘Timmy needs to show more self-discipline,’… Continue reading The best predictor of grades? Self-Discipline.
The bank holiday weekend is upon us. Use it to reconnect with the kids by taking a holiday, you will be surprised at the benefits getting away can have...
Journaling has long been a hobby for many. Tracking the day to day events of our lives in a 'Dear Diary' format. Loved by historians to get a first-hand account of the past, and read over by later generations when a secret diary is discovered. This manner of recording history, can now help us manage our future mental health, and that of our children too!
As parent’s we are constantly questioning whether or not we are doing right by our children. Have I taught them the right way? Is there a wrong way to teach them? Every year schools are flooded with emails from panicked mums and dads over the different methods being taught to children that they were never exposed to when they were at school. The main culprit behind these emails, Maths.
Year after year I have parents asking me what presents would be sensible for their children at Christmas, and every year they seem surprised when I say the best present you can give them is YOU. Research commissioned by Highland Spring found that working parents spend on average just 34 minutes a day with their… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is, you…