Children often have ups and downs at school. They may love learning about a particular subject one week, but then feel unhappy about their test results or fall out with a friend another week – but how do you tell if there is a serious issue at school that needs your attention?
As parents we all want our children do well at school and reach their full potential, whatever that looks like for them. It’s not enough to send them off to school and expect everything to all magically click into place though. Parents need to be engaged in this process.
As a parent, you’re in an extremely powerful position when it pertains to your child’s education. Most parents don’t realise the power they truly have until they have to exert it.
If you think that school is putting too big a strain on your wallet, you’re not alone. According to some research, we can end up spending at least an extra £200 a year for each child when it comes to uniforms and equipment. Fortunately, the clever team at Marbles have put together an impressive list of simple life hacks that should help you […]
School runs in the winter months can be hard. I enjoy the cold, crisp weather and I love the frost and snow but the wind and rain can be awful when you are trying to get everyone to school, nursery, playgroup and so on. You know those days where you literally get soaked every time […]
Preparing your child for the first day of school can be a challenge. You want to talk about it enough that they are prepared, but not too much that you overload them and they are fed up of school before they have even started. It’s a delicate balance. The thing is that there is no […]
Today I want to talk about parenthood and what it means to be a parent. Many people underestimate how difficult it is to be a parent. It doesn’t matter if you are doing it all day every day, or just for a few hours a day, it can be just as grueling as any other […]
I have always felt that learning begins at home. It isn’t a case of waiting until children start nursery or school for them to start learning. As parents we are responsible for their learning from day one. My parents were superb at reading to me as a small child and I entered primary school being able […]