Monthly Archives: March 2013

Warning signs your teenager might be heading for trouble

Teenagers, yeah. We all know the jokes. Suddenly your pleasant communicative child turns into a grunting, disagreeable teen who spends most of their time sleeping and eating. Parents roll their eyes and groan in solidarity at having a young adult … Continue reading

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Top Tips: How to get on with your teenage kids

It’s a constant battle – adults v kids. From the moment they are born, we are playing catch-up. The moment we figure out what to do, the little blighters change the rules and we are back to square 1. Those … Continue reading

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Must do better… what school reports really mean

The school reports have arrived home. There’s always a hushed moment while the child watches as you scanning the thing. Is it good or bad news? Yet, it’s never easy to get the big picture from a quick glance at … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools for the younger generation

We were contacted recently for advice on the perennial problem of how to help our kids when they’re struggling with mathematics. In my last post I came up with a list of ten useful maths apps and digital tools for … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Maths apps and tools to save the blushes of parents and students

Move over Peter Parker, there’s a new superhero in town and this one’s packing more brainpower than Krang himself. The self-styled Human Calculator (AKA Scott Flansburg) graced our screens this morning to promote World Maths Day, express his concern about the way we … Continue reading

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Top Tips for parents: Is my child is being bullied at school?

Education secretary Michael Gove has been recalled to appear before MPs sitting on The Education Select Committee to face a further grilling over what he knew about allegations of bullying by his key advisers. Mr. Gove had previously told the … Continue reading

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Twitter for schools – embrace the hashtag

This month’s high school newsletter contained an item that caught my eye. The first of the 16 pages urged us to “tweet tweet”. It said: “Over the coming months, we will be piloting the benefits of using social networking site … Continue reading

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