It’s Exam Season: Giveaway #ad

It’s that time of the year when our children of high school age are taking their exams. Many of them will be taking their GCSE’s or A’Levels and this is a particularly stressful time for all children. It will decide how their future is going to pan out with their GCSE’s as it will dictate what A’Levels they will be studying and that they pass them with the right grade so that they can go on to study the subjects they will need to go to the university of their choice. Those taking their A’Levels are working hard to get… [Read More]

Sports Day : Competitive Or Non Competitive

It’s that time of the year when primary and junior schools will be holding their sports day, and as per usual it will bring up the subject of whether they should be competitive or non-competitive. It of course is entirely up to schools how they wish to approach sports day. The school our seven year old twin girls attend has a sports day that is competitive and I for one am completely happy with that. They give a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all the races and I cannot see anything wrong with that. It is teaching my girls to… [Read More]

Fun Ways to Get Your Child to Love Maths

It is hard to get kids hooked up on maths. It is a subject that requires a lot of concentration and focus, and that is something that younger children have little of. If you want to help them grasp the main topics, you will probably need to do your bit as a parent outside of school. Knowing your maths is a life skill that comes handy at every stage of life. Below you will find a few tips on how to make the most out of your home education. Image via PxHere Keep Them Challenged It is important that your… [Read More]

How A Tutor Helped My Children Pass Exams #AD

When you have five children like me it can be very difficult to give them one to one time, especially when it comes to schoolwork and helping them prepare for exams. A few years ago when my now 21 year old daughter was halfway through her A’Level studies she was really struggling to understand one of her subjects, and that was sociology. It is without doubt a tough subject and she needed to pass it with at least a B grade so she could go to university and study to become a nurse which was her dream. Sadly my understanding… [Read More]

School Returns Back To The Playground

Today is the first day of school for 2019 and we will all arrive on the school playground looking knackered, exhausted and totally dishevelled, with a total urgency to give our children away for the day and breathe again after the excitement and absolutely exhausting time of Christmas where we have had the joy of melt-downs and arguments between our children. Christmas is lots of fun no doubt, but jeez once a year is more than enough haha! Being a part-time stay at home dad means that I have the pleasure of doing the school run two to three days… [Read More]

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]