Why is your child naughty after school?

Why is your child naughty after school?

Do you find that when you collect your child from school they are like a wild animal? Are they rude and loud even when you tell them off? Do you wish they were better behaved at home? When I was a Reception class teacher I used to notice that when my new children...
Time

Time

Time – How much can kids do? This morning I’ve started a Declutter Your Day Facebook Challenge. This morning the focus has been on what we would like a bit of extra time for. I’m very tempted to say, ”To be more productive.” But what does that really mean? I spend a...
Can you tame your monsters?

Can you tame your monsters?

As children we all have huge emotions. You see it every day in toddlers, who become so overwhelmed they break down into a tantrum, completely out of control. As they become older different types of emotions start to emerge. As well as joy, happiness, upset and anger...
Why we didn’t raise money for Red Nose Day

Why we didn’t raise money for Red Nose Day

There’s been some controversy around Red Nose Day and Comic Relief this year which I think is interesting. I heard Richard Curtis speaking about the portrayal of Africa last night and he acknowledged that on the night the images are very much about need. And that’s...
What does your child think of themselves?

What does your child think of themselves?

These days children are in a highly competitive environment from the minute they start school – and that’s about to get worse! The Education Department may argue it’s the best way for teachers to assess where each child is and what each child needs but have you ever...