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

Make homework fun!

Love it or hate it, homework is an inevitable part of school life.  If you’re in the privileged position to have a child who likes doing homework it can be a great bonding opportunity and wonderful one-on-one time.  However, if your child is less than happy to knuckle down and [...]Read more

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

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

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