Tag Archives: Children

A different perspective on learning – insights from a Home Educator

The educational views of families who’ve been home educating for a long time really challenge our traditional assumptions about education. One parent has been doing so for twenty five years and I had the opportunity to ask her about it. … Continue reading

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It’s Anti-Bullying Week, how can we make a difference?

Anti-Bullying Week throws the spotlight on the activities of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, a coalition of organisations and individuals that work together to stop bullying and create safe environments for children and young people.  This year, the Anti-Bullying Week focus is … Continue reading

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Don’t let special educational needs be a barrier to successful learning

Parents of children with special needs know the importance of collaboration when it comes to education. Regardless of whether their child has visual, auditory or other impairments, from the very beginning, parents will count on advice and care from professionals, … Continue reading

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Help support a deaf child with this handy set of tips

If you have just discovered that your child is deaf or hard of hearing, you can easily feel at a loss as to what steps to take to ensure they have an optimal learning experience. Some 90% of all parents … Continue reading

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Help support a blind child in their learning with our useful tips

Once your child has been tested and diagnosed as blind or partially sighted, your lifelong journey towards enriching his/her knowledge base, meeting the professionals and organisations that can help, and taking helpful administrative steps (like obtaining a Certificate of Visual Impairment and/or … Continue reading

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There’s a financial cost to raising kids, but just how much?

When we find out that we’re about to become parents for the first time, the last thing that is probably on our minds, is exactly how much our new bundle of joy is going to set us back. Having a … Continue reading

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Testing times for our children

Some new research and a couple of policy announcements have caught my eye just recently and it’s about time had my tuppence worth on the important issues raised. First off, a new report has found that one in five young … Continue reading

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Stay safe online with Tutorhub’s useful set of tips

Staying safe when using the Internet and social networks is a multi-faceted issue that needs to be tackled from various perspectives. Parents and children alike can be vulnerable to a wide variety of risks, including bullying, phishing, theft and exploitation. To keep … Continue reading

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How can you protect your children from attacks by internet trolls?

The stories lately have been shocking. A few weeks ago 14-year-old Hannah Smith, from Lutterworth, took her own life after being bullied by trolls on the internet. Her father says he had no idea she was suffering until he found … Continue reading

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Spot the signs of bullying, cope and stop it for good

From the time our children are toddlers, the sight of another child pushing them at the playground, or refusing to play with them, provokes a response which lies somewhere between fear, frustration and anger. We hope that bullying is something … Continue reading

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