We all want our children to reach their full potential, explore opportunities and try as many new things as possible. We all just want what is best for our kids. But even when intentions are good our kids can easily become over-scheduled. Continue reading
Many of the parents we meet at ParentingSuccess feel that after school activities take up more time than they would like and is to blame for some of the unwanted behaviours in their children. Continue reading
Holidays are not just rainbows & butterflies!
The summer holidays are nearing an end, the heatwave has given way for occasional torrential down pours and for most families around the UK this week marks the beginning of the end of what for some was;
-A fantastic summer
-A mediocre summer
-A hectic, stressful and demanding 6 weeks of constant togetherness.
-The summer that saw the kids getting the A level and GCSE results of their dreams. Or the summer where they learned that they didn’t get into their Uni of choice?
It can’t be avoided; there will be times when your child feels sad, lonely, homesick or worried while away at boarding school (as you will too). The biggest fear for us boarding parents is that we will get a text, email or phone call from our child saying, ‘I’m sad, I’m lonely, I’m worried; I want to come home! I have no friends.’ Continue reading
This is a dreaded question for many of us parents. For two main reasons: Continue reading
Separation is without doubt one of the most stressful things to go through in life. Once you have gone through the “before” (dealing with the the actual break up), and during (the separation process), then comes the ‘First of Everything’: the “afterwards”… Continue reading
The majority of parents struggle with sibling rivalry and often find themselves saying, ‘If only I had just ONE child, life would be SO much easier!’. But in reality it is just not that simple. Continue reading
You have made a decision (which might not have been an easy one) to send your child to boarding school because it is the right thing to do for you, your child, your circumstances and your situation. Here are some tips on how to be a supportive and calm boarding parent… Continue reading
Sleep – what sleep??!! Are you a parent who is surviving on broken sleep or no sleep at all and frankly feels like screaming when other parents smugly drop into conversation that their child slept for a whole 12 hours… Continue reading