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Collaboration or cheating?

In today’s world of social media, What’sApp, Skype and many more means of communication, children tend to be much more collaborative about how they learn.  It’s not unusual to find your child online talking to their friends about the current homework assignment and sharing their [...]Read more

Why do kids skip going to school?

Students miss school for a wide range of reasons, but a study by the Johns Hopkins University pinpointed three broad categories. The first category identified is because of circumstances or obligations: Illness is the first and foremost reason for non-attendance, including [...]Read more

Do your children enjoy sums?

Most people have a natural aptitude for either words or numbers – although there are rare beings who are equally good at both! If your child struggles with numbers then they’ll be reluctant to tackle maths homework.  That means that you’re going to be cast in the role of the [...]Read more

Homework – yes or no?

Homework often creates a family battleground.  You want them to do it – before they do everything else; they want to do it when it’s nearly bedtime (or not at all); but does it really make a difference? If you’re a diligent parent you’ll know how hard kids can struggle when they [...]Read more

The many faces of a bully

Bullying is no longer confined to the classroom or playground. It can happen anywhere – in or out of school – at any location. It can take place face to face, in a text message, during a phone call or in cyberspace. These types of abuse may have a single label but the catch-all [...]Read more

The Pros and Cons of home education

When it comes to the education of your child, there are a lot of factors to consider and decisions to be made. You might be considering a different option than the traditional style of education – such as educating your child on your own at home. Home education can be a [...]Read more

What is flexischooling?

Flexischooling is a unique arrangement between the parent and the school in which children are registered at school normally yet only attend part time. The rest of the time the child will be home educated. There is no curriculum that parents must follow when they are educating [...]Read more
 

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