Blog Posts in 2017

  • Helping your children make New Year’s resolutions

    For many of us New Year means it’s time to reflect back on the last 12 months and resolve to do better in certain areas. Whether it’s exercise, diet or getting up earlier, there are lots of ways ...
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  • Teaching kids to give at Christmas

    The festive season is the perfect time of year to teach children and teenagers the spirit of giving. For younger generations, it’s easy to focus on consumer goods and how many gifts are under the ...
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  • Why family time is important for your kids

    Most of us are busier than ever, with work, school, social activities and a growing to-do list. Sometimes this can mean important activities such as quality family time can be neglected and pushed to ...
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  • Why kids should learn coding

    In today’s digital world, coding is quickly becoming a fundamental skill alongside maths and reading. However, many children still don’t have the opportunity to learn to program as it’s rarely taught ...
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  • Signs your child may need a tutor

    Nowadays children are busier than ever- they have increased studies, busy family and social schedules all whilst trying to ace their exams and get into their choice of university. Sometimes life can ...
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  • Is your child too busy?

    Extra-curricular activities, social events, school, family time and homework is an average day for many kids, meaning life can get pretty busy. In fact, school-age kids spend an average of five hours ...
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  • Helping kids through big transitions

    Many children struggle with big changes, such as moving house, changing school or siblings moving out. Often these situations can trigger unwanted behaviour, tears, fear, anxiety and can even affect ...
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  • 3 ways to motivate your kids to do well at school

    Navigating through school is hard for any child, meaning staying motivated can sometimes be tricky. Not only are kids attending 4 or 5 different lessons per day, they have a multitude of homework to ...
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  • 5 must-have life skills for teenagers

    If your teenager is leaving for university or moving out in the next few years, you might be wondering how they’re going to survive on their own? Try not to worry too much as your child is much more ...
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  • How parents can help with big homework projects

    As parents, you play an important role when your child is completing homework, especially when they’re undertaking bigger projects that are going to require a lot of time and dedication. Even though ...
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  • 5 ways to help your kids find a hobby they love

    All parents want their children to find a hobby they can be passionate about. Not only are hobbies great for developing a child’s self-worth and self-esteem but can also benefit them socially, ...
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  • How to talk to your children about the news

    With frightening news stories constantly being broadcasted on the radio, TV and social media sites, it’s certainly hard for anyone to ignore. The news can be scary and often overwhelming for children, ...
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  • Study tips backed by science

    When most students think about studying, often they’re imagining long hours, re-reading the same material and sitting in the same place. Even though these methods can work short-term, they can also be ...
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  • Celebrating Roald Dahl

    If your child is a Roald Dahl fan then make sure you mark Wednesday the 13 th of September in your calendar! It’s the only day throughout the year dedicated to celebrating the talented writer, his ...
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  • Should students type class notes on a computer?

    Note taking may not be the most enjoyable part of a lesson but is integral for any student’s academic success. Writing notes down manually may be the current norm, however, with technology constantly ...
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  • Preparing for the first day back to school

    With the summer holidays zooming by, it’s easy to feel a little unprepared for the first day back to school. To make the most of the upcoming year, it’s always best for parents and students to plan ...
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  • Helping kids deal with stress

    Even though childhood can appear to be a carefree time, kids can still experience stress. With school and social life creating all sorts of pressures alongside exam worries, life can often feel ...
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  • Teaching kids to be smart about using social media

    For the majority of kids and teenagers, social media is a central part of their everyday lives. Even though there are plenty of good things about social media, there are also many dangers that you ...
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  • Choosing the right backpack for your child

    Backpacks are one of the most practical school items and allow kids to carry just one bag instead of juggling P.E kits, school books and science equipment separately. Even though backpacks are useful, ...
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  • Keep kids reading this summer

    Summer is often a much-needed holiday for kids, but also means a break in learning, which can start to have impact on any newly developed skills learnt at school. It can be particularly problematic ...
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  • Taking the stress out of the summer holidays

    It’s no secret that the summer holidays can be a stressful time for parents and for kids. Often schedules are full to the brim with plans and activities, everyone has high expectations, not to mention ...
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  • Keep learning active during the summer holidays

    The arrival of the summer break doesn’t mean learning has to stop. With nearly two months off school, not keeping learning active can have a huge impact on your child’s education and academic success. ...
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  • Tips for parents preparing for the summer break

    As the school term draws to a close, you and your child may be looking forward to the long break ahead. However, transitioning from the school term to the summer holidays certainly has its challenges. ...
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  • Helping your teenagers get more sleep

    Believe it or not adolescents need around 9 hours of sleep a night to function optimally and to be physically and mentally healthy. However, telling your teens they need to sleep for this amount of ...
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  • Educational podcasts for kids

    Podcasts, even though a fairly new phenomenon, are certainly something to embrace when it comes to learning. Not only are there hundreds of specially produced podcasts for kids and teaching out there ...
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