Remembrance Sunday And My 6 Year Old Twin Daughters: My Sunday Photo

On Monday last week all the children at our daughters school were asked to bring rocks or pebbles into school. have to admit I had no idea why and true to form I completely forgot. I told the teacher we had forgotten and she said tomorrow would be fine to bring them in. By chance when I was walking back to my car to go to work I bumped into one of the other mums and mentioned if her daughter had taken a rock in and she replied yes, and she said I have some spares which I was welcome… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo: Half-Term

For the last week it’s been half-term here in Wales. We have to split child care between us due to my wife’s and my own work commitments as we don’t have any extended family to help out. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not moaning about it, it’s just the way it is and we are certainly not alone as many other couples with children face the same issues during the school holidays with child care. For the first three days of the half term I was on my own with the girls while my wife went out to work, but I… [Read More]

Homework Oh! How’s It’s Changed

Ok! I come from the era of schooling when homework didn’t start until you started high school. I guess that makes me old, haha! Well, not that old! I genuinely cannot remember having any homework during primary and junior school, and I am happy about this because it allowed me to be a kid, so that when I got home from school I could go and play outside with my friends or watch TV, which I think is perfectly normal for any child up to the age of 10 or 11. The last thing thing children need at that age… [Read More]

Year 2 And SATS: My Thoughts

My twin girls, R and M, have now been in year 2 for nearly a month, and already I’ve noticed a huge difference in both of them.   In their previous years they tended to have teachers that were for want of a better description, smiley and happy all the time, and most of their learning was done through play, but this has all changed since they started year 2. When we asked the girls what their new teacher is like, both of the girls replied saying she shouts a lot. Of course there is nothing wrong with a teacher… [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]

Will Women Be Getting A Better Deal By The Time My Twins Finish School?

Our twin girls, R & M will be seven years old on their next birthday which is in February, by which time they will be halfway through Year 2 which is also their final year in infants, before moving on to junior school. Before I know it, they will be in secondary school and preparing for university. It sounds crazy I know, but it will be around in the blink of an eye. Recently the UK had a visit from the current president of the United States of America. The protest against his visit was immense and I hope that… [Read More]