Getting your kids to learn faster is an immense challenge. But that’s not because it is difficult on a practical level. Instead, it comes out of the fact that, as parents, we’ve been taught our entire lives that hard work
8 Ways to Encourage Your Reluctant Reader
I have a reluctant reader aged 9 and I’m currently trying to encourage her to read more in the hope that she will love it! She has always enjoyed ‘story time’, loving many beautifully illustrated children’s story books and is
Why Schools Should Stick to the Facts When Teaching Religion
**Warning!! Opinionated post alert!** The Boy came home from school absolutely buzzing about the Easter story, retold it to me in great detail and has continued to reference it since then. I have to admit to being quite impressed with
Overcoming Dyslexic Difficulties
**Warning** soppy post alert! Proud mummy gets mushy!!! The word ‘proud’ isn’t strong enough to describe how I feel about K’s latest school report. It was just an end of term brief really, stating how much they have progressed, attitude
Why We Are Learning Spanish as a Family
This summer, just before the kids wen back to school, we went on, what I can only describe as, a ‘proper’ Spanish holiday. I honestly didn’t think these existed anymore! When we go to Spain, we all tend to holiday
How to Encourage Kids to make HEALTHY Food Choices
Working as a fitness professional and sports coach, has meant that I have always had a keen interest in nutrition. I am therefore confident to make healthy food choices for myself. However, when it comes to kids (especially my own!), all the
Parenting Win! He Can Do What, Now?
So, last week was parents evening at school. Typically this coincided with J being away on business so I had to ‘go it alone’ again, a short-list of questions in hand (as ‘baby-brain’ has never really left me) and a
The past year has been a bit of a roller coaster for us. With everyone finally agreeing that K is dyslexic and getting her the extra help that she needs, life has been rather more frantic, ferrying her around to
Entrance Exams- Who's More Stressed, Parents or Kids?
OMG! Year 5 saw everything step up a gear at school and now my oldest baby has just started year 6 with the 11+ exam due to be taken next week! For those of you not resident in the UK
Is Our Current School Calendar Working For You?
The end-of-term strops are upon us! My three primary school aged children, have now officially changed their names to Stroppy, Grumpy & Tired! Towards the end of term it’s always the same and I really can’t see what they can