Is there a wrong way to learn?

This is an up date to a blog that I wrote some time ago. I’ve been really pondering on why so many parents are suddenly calling me for tutoring sessions. I know we’ve had the school closures due to the pandemic but there seems to be something else going on in...

Reasons why your Child is Failing in School

  What do you do when your child’s report says they’re not meeting expectations? Do you dive onto Amazon and buy whatever is the latest snazzy looking book? Do you find them a tutor? Or…. Do you think about what those expectations are and why they might not be...

What to do if your child is falling behind in school

Do you feel a kind of dread when you know it’s parents’ evening? You want your child to be doing well and you definitely don’t want to hear that they’re falling behind! We’re hearing about falling behind a lot at the moment because of the amount of time children spent...

What did we learn from building towers?

It was a simple enough challenge: Build a tower from the floor to the ceiling, just using newspaper and masking tape that will withstand blowing from arm’s length. The six children in the room on Saturday at Create (Saturday) were all successful at the challenge, to...

AAGH! She’s starting school!

Starting school can be an anxious time, both for parent and child. Returning to school after the summer break, even if you've been there before, can be just as bad. All the feelings you could be feeling! You are anxious about them being away from you all day, in a new...

Do you trust your children on their own?

Do you trust your children on their own?

Now that the weather is becoming dryer and warmer we all know that it does us good to be outdoors more. Medical advice is to get out in the sunshine, breathe the fresh air and get the sun on our skin. Aside from that I know I feel better when I’ve had some time...

Are you robbing your child of their childhood?

Are you robbing your child of their childhood?

That’s a harsh and perhaps controversial question I know, but I’m very concerned about our young children.  If you have known me for a while you’ll know what kind of parent I have been. In some ways I let my children follow their dreams and in others I put the...

The 3 Keys to a great relationship with your child

The 3 Keys to a great relationship with your child

There are many many factors that affect the relationship we have with our children, and over many years. You will know what’s true for you right now. Personally, I have found time (lack of it) and tiredness to be my major factors. When I have not made time for my...

Shut up and listen!

Shut up and listen!

How often do you shout at your child? Does your child ever shout at you? Why does listening matter so much anyway?? Your job as a parent has always been to keep your child safe and to teach them the important things so that they can be independent and make their own...