Category Archives: Children

Stop The Summer Brain Drain

Here’s an article which I wrote for the July/August issue of Families Leeds. STOP the SUMMER Brain Drain… How do you stop the hard work of the past academic year simply falling out of your child’s head over Summer? Should you … Continue reading

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Confidence: which is better, a guideline or a tightrope?

I pinned this photo of a painting on my Parents board on Pinterest yesterday. A mother, with the best of intentions, is laying out a guide for her daughter to follow. The daughter dutifully walks the line. Both of them … Continue reading

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Student writing: Writing to Describe by Jack Year 8

A storm raged outside ; there was no one at the beach and nothing in sight from the window of the old wooden cottage. The waves rose up like warriors and slammed down against the shore. The rain marched across … Continue reading

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Advice for a pre Teen Daughter

I love this piece by Caitlin Moran in The Times. She has taken a format which has been done already but remade it with love and funniness. My daughter is 13 in January and the adventure is just getting better. … Continue reading

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Train Your Tired Brain – Management Tip of the Day – July 09, 2013

See on Scoop.it – TutorLeeds education notes Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today’s topics and challenges in business management. Bill Moody‘s insight: People understand the importance of taking a break … Continue reading

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Who are the unseen children?

Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector of Schools, is in many of the papers today because of a report Ofsted have produced discussing the educational welfare of “unseen” students. Who are these ‘unseen children’? Are they unseen because they are poor? There … Continue reading

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10 Things to Stop Saying to Your Child via Lifehacker

Here is an excellent reminder from the ever excellent Lifehacker organisation. Child Psychology is different from adult psychology and children see the world in much more black and white terms. Even if you disagree with the effectiveness of these techniques … Continue reading

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