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
Yes it is that time of year again! Our poor teens and tweens have to get their heads down, study, revise and sit exams. With 3 teenagers myself I have had my fair share of it all, so hopefully I can offer you a few tools to help you get through what can be a really stressful time!
What do I get for passing my SATs, entry exams, GCSEs, A levels?
My son is doing his GCSEs and just asked me, ‘Mum what do you get for doing your exams and studying hard?’ My reply was, ‘Well you get good grades, an opportunity to stay at your school to do A levels, to go to Uni (if you want to) and hopefully get a good job.’ My son: ‘that’s not good enough, EVERYONE else gets money for each A or B they get!’. What’s next? What do I get for getting up in the morning at Uni, finding myself a job, earning money? Here is the difference between motivating our child and bribing them…
Children of all ages are often faced with what can seem like an overwhelming amount of homework. Managing this can end up being a huge source of stress for the whole family! But it doesn’t have to be if approached in an organised and timely manner.
In a technology driven world we rarely write or receive a letter that is not ‘official’ or a bill. We might get our inbox full, a text message of another form of ‘online’ massage. But how lovely is it when we DO receive a letter from someone; handwritten, a thank you note, birthdays card – it is so special. Continue reading