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School Homework: the quick pros and cons

“With homework, school prepares students for overtime. With reports, it prepares them for payday.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana Homework: here’s a subject that causes as much upset for educators as it does for parents and students. Does homework work? How should it … Continue reading

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What to say and what not to say to students

In response to the BBC article on what not to say to exam stressed teens, here’s a few personal and unresearched notes on what might work. Any further ideas gratefully received! Want a cuppa? Support is what is needed. Not … 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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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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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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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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