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Summer holiday fun

The summer holidays are not far off and there will probably be delight at time off school.  However,  it won’t be long before either the kids complain that they’re bored, or you start to worry that they’re glued to their screens for more hours than is good for them.  It can be a [...]Read more

Finding motivation

Part 2 (Here’s part 1) In  part 1 of this blog I described how I could relate to Dori and her short–term focus in my daily struggles and how I overcome them.   But I also relate to Nemo’s dad sometimes, too.  That’s when I set my long-term goals and I must keep my mind [...]Read more

Finding Motivation

Part 1 It turns out that both Finding Nemo and Finding Dori are great ways of understanding motivation.  Both animated films by Pixar demonstrate how we deal with our life goals. Sometimes we have to be more like Dori just trying for the next step.  Sometimes we have to be like [...]Read more

Virtual teachers are coming

With the education news full of teacher shortages and bigger classes, any parent could be forgiven for worrying that quieter children may lose out on attention and help when they need it. Enter AI! Artificial Intelligence is already operating on some university campuses.  At [...]Read more

Healthy spring salads

With the weather warming up, the comfort foods of winter can be replaced by healthy summer salads.  But this doesn’t mean you have to stick to lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Peach salad Peaches are a great way to sweeten a salad.  Use a mix of leaves, nuts, seeds and then griddle [...]Read more

Is your child a role model?

Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Their attitudes and beliefs are what you are around most and you start to think the same way they do.  So it’sRead more

Healthy spring recipes

With the weather finally starting to warm up and lots of lovely Spring veg on the way, now’s the time to ditch the heavy meals of Winter and go for something lighter. Veggie spring rolls These are a great fun and easy treatRead more

I hear and I forget …

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. This quote is popularly attributed to Confucius, but there is some discussion about whether or not he is the correct source.  Whoever said it, it’s a truth when it comes to learning (and applies as much to adults [...]Read more

Easter crafts

Easter is the perfect time for crafts and even better if you’re not naturally crafty, with most crafts being focused around fluffy things you can buy in the shops. Here are our favourites. Bunny cards These are super cute and simple to make. You’ll need White card Coloured card [...]Read more

The promises we make

It’s nearly Easter and it seems like a long time since our New Year’s resolutions were made.  Have I lost the extra weight?  Have I phoned my parents more often?  Have I managed to tidy up my papers?  Have I spent more time with my daughter?  Have I started going to the gym? [...]Read more
 

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