Monthly Archives: February 2013

Student writing: Of Mice and Men

This is a first draft that one of my English GCSE students produced in one of our 80 minute Kip McGrath tuition sessions. Milos is an able student and we are really pushing to get an A* at GCSE. He had been … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? The Confidence Crusher!

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a topic adults raise when talking to children the same way they raise the weather when talking to each other. When adults ask after the weather they recognise … Continue reading

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Personality quizzes for Young People

Personality quizzes for young people give interesting results. I’ve just been doing these personality quizzes with some of the young people I tutor and have found them accurate and useful. They are both quick and easy to take which might … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is often a difficult issue. In this World Radio Switzerland, interview, Rachel Melville Thomas, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, discusses relationships between children in families and the struggles that can take place as they try to assert themselves. She makes the point that … Continue reading

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When Children Want to Rush into Maturity

My friend Rachel is a child psychotherapist   She has just spent ten years in Switzerland and during that time contributed to many radio discussions for World Radio Switzerland. In this one, the discussion centres on how to manage everybody’s expectations in a family … Continue reading

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