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
Having regular family meetings is an important Positive Discipline tool. You’ll be amazed what a big difference 15-20 minutes a week can make. 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
Most parents we support struggle with screen time: how long to be ‘on’, how to get them ‘off’, which gadgets they should allow and what can they play and watch, or not! Continue reading
Summer is upon us and while It is important to have a rest from school, but we can still combine the holiday with fun activities that will support our child’s learning, independence, help them get ready to go back to school and at the same time have a great time together. Continue reading