What Did You Do In School Today?

How many of us have picked up our children from primary school and asked that all important question, What did you do in school today? I know I have more times than I care to mention, and the response is always without hesitation a number of things which include “I can’t remember”, “nothing”, “not a lot” etc. I imagine you’re getting the idea. My twin girls, R and M go to school at 9am and they’re there until 3.30pm, and have done absolutely nothing, well according them that is. Surely that’s not possible haha! Of course, it’s not. So on… [Read More]

Top 5 Tips On Helping Your Child With Homework

Are you a busy dad wondering how to help your little one with his homework? While the idea of tutoring your kid to do their schoolwork sounds a bit challenging, it is wise to understand the profound significance of supporting your kid in their educational endeavors. You need to be a coach for your child while they strive to learn new concepts and look around for someone to make the task easier for them. Here are a few useful tips that will help your kid with their schoolwork. Discuss homework & Build Interest Start by giving some time to discussing… [Read More]

School Run Tips

One of the most hectic times in our home is the morning. Getting ready for school generally speaking is not hassle free, but it can be made easier, so I thought I would share a few tips to make the ever so wonderful school run a little less stressful. It works for us and it would be a rarity for us to be late for school. Between the hours of 7.30am and 8.30am on a school day, our home can be chaotic! This is usually down to the fact that we’re about to enter the toughest part of the school… [Read More]

School Sport Tours

When you are the father of five children, the one thing that usually ends up costing you is school trips. The day trips are always there, but as your children enter high school nowadays the options to go on organised school sport tours is most definitely a very important part of school life. All three of my older children have been lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the opportunity of going on a school trip that involved their favourite sport. Some of the trips that they have gone on include. 1. Skiing trip My eldest has always… [Read More]

School Class Assembly

Last Friday my six year old twin girls had their family school class assembly. This is their third class assembly since they started at primary school. Looking back at previous assemblies in nursery and reception, I vividly remember the girls looking like rabbits caught in the headlights of an oncoming car, very nervous and and if I’m honest looking like they were about to burst into tears at any given moment. So it was lovely to watch the new found confidence that was plain for everybody to see. It’s amazing what a couple of years can do to a child’s… [Read More]

My Twins Are Back In School. Oh Yes!

We are just two days into returning to school since the Christmas holidays, and I have found the relief incredible. Is that wrong? I’m not sure, but I am still relieved for all of that. Although it was only just over two weeks long, with the holidays being Christmas and all the excitement that is involved with Christmas, it felt like 10 years!! Here is a couple of reasons why. When my five year old twins are home from school or on the weekends, our tv is permanently on CBeebies. On a few occasions, I changed channels because the girls weren’t… [Read More]

School Photos Parents Evening Year 1 (My Twins)

We are coming to the end of the first half of the first term of year 1 for my five year old twin girls. Oh how they are changing! At times I completely fail to understand what they are talking about! On Monday just gone the girls had their school photographs taken. The conversation I had was interesting to say the least. It reminded me that the girls are only five years old and sometimes are very limited with their explanations about their day at school. So I asked how did school go today and did you have your school… [Read More]

Playground Politics 

It’s never ceases to amaze me, the playground at the girls school. We are now in our second year of our twin girls school lives. They have, I must say settled beautifully into school life and rarely give any sort of issue in going to school or whilst they are there. In fact their enthusiasm for school is awesome to watch. Their thirst to learn is at times awe inspiring. So my update is a follow on from my post of a while back called a lone dad on the mum playground. I will say things have changed a little… [Read More]