Sure you were cool once but that, according to your teen, was around the time brontosauruses still roamed the earth. Most parents of teenage children will know that communication is tough at the best of times, but if you aren’t even using the same vocabulary, things could be twice as confusing. Here are a few phrases and internet acronyms that should help to level the playing field a little.
Overloaded children suffer from anxiety and fatigue that many think is counterproductive and bad for their health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, an increasingly competitive academic culture and jobs market mean children have to push themselves further to succeed.
pic by Ed Garcia Summer is here and your children will want to be playing in the water. Whether you are at the beach, lake or backyard pool, teaching your family water safety rules will help to keep them safe. Children between 1-4 years old and men from 15-44 are at the greatest risk of […]
Is your child headed for ‘big school’? Give them a positive experience in their new school and help to build their confidence by equipping them with the skills they need to shine. Whether they have attended kindergarten or not, first graders are expected to have certain skills before they arrive in the classroom. Use this summer to hone these skills so your child is ready when the school year starts.
Over the summer holidays, kids can lose up to 30% of the academic gains they made in the previous year. Put an end to the summer slide by encouraging learning through play with these incredible apps.
A flipped classroom is a new teaching method that is showing great results and growing ever more popular. The model focuses on student participation and active learning which helps to reinforce new concepts and gives students a practical application to the theories they have learned.
What motivates your child? It’s not IQ actually, its grit, confidence and attitude. Every child can learn and if you think your child isn’t fulfilling their potential, you need to ask yourself: “How do I motivate them?”
The pervasive consensus is that a private school education is better for our children than one provided by a public school. But is this really true? Private school do a much better job of marketing themselves but recent studies suggested that private schools don’t offer the advantages we assume they would.
Exams are just about done and the long summer break stretches out before us with just one last hurdle to overcome; report cards. For some, bad grades can put pressure on students and parents alike. Every child can learn, but some need to learn differently than others and you may need to change course if the traditional classroom setup is not helping your child to achieve their goals.
Over the summer students experience a loss of the academic gains they made over the previous year called the summer slide. Our brains really are like muscles, and when we don’t exercise them, they tend to lose their form. Math formulas are forgotten, new vocabulary lost and the summer slide puts students a little further back each year.