education, mental health, Uncategorized

How can I support my child at home so that they can do well?

“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?

education, mental health, Uncategorized

The best predictor of grades? Self-Discipline.

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.

education, Uncategorized

All I want for Christmas is, you…

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…