2018-06-04

Home Schooling – why was this the best move for my child

September 2017 saw my little boy start high school. Within the first few weeks of him being there, I could see the passion for learning, which he had only months before at primary, start to fade away. Little comments were made about not being creative enough, not learning anything new because there were always SATS
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Discussing sexuality with your child

The topic of sexuality and gender is one that is discussed more freely with the current generation.  As a parent, I will honestly hold my hand up and say that I do not fully understand, the now vast, list of labels that are associated with sexuality and gender that are in use by today’s society.
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In the spotlight – sexual assult

The media has been populated with controversial stories recently of how women have been sexually assaulted in the entertainment industry. The Harvey Winstine stories, Hugh Heffner, and the unlucky radio DJ that was taken to court by Taylor Swift, and ordered to pay damages of $1 for grabbing her arse. The stories are always horrific
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Feeling Brave? Starting High School with #BravebyNature

September is just a few days away, and while the 1st of September for me always marks my late fathers birthday, this year it comes with a new anniversary, and one Nathan is going to remember for the rest of his life. This Friday, Nathan starts at High School, and we have spent the last
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Let Harry Potter Help Improve Your Child’s Reading Level

If you were to ask your child what their thoughts were about reading, they would likely respond that it is a boring pastime which they don’t enjoy doing. This can often seem strange to a parent who knows the enjoyment which reading can bring, along with the benefits it provides. However, to a child, it’s
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Primary School Homework – when it is not what you expect!

Back in the early days of primary school, when year six sats papers were a long way off and homework did not reduce both parent and child to floods of tears, we used to have some interesting topics come home from school.  Originally published by myself on my old blog, A Cupcake Mum, I have
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Release your inner genius with Project Mc2 STEAM toys

If you are a parent you will have heard of STEAM – and no, we are not talking about the type coming out of your ears in frustration.  SIENCE  TECHNOLOGY  ENGINEERING  ART  MATH  They are the key building blocks in the education system and it is now transferable to toys and games to get children
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Christmas Gifts with The Works

Are you ready for Christmas? I have to admit, I am starting to panic. I have not finished my shopping and this year I am catering for six at Christmas dinner. I keep telling myself that it is just a day but we always get swept up in the festivities that we panic thinking everything
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Christmas comes but once a year – but if you are a blogger it lasts for MONTHS!

Yes, I am already thinking about Christmas, and I have already got the decorations out.  You may think I am mad but as a blogger this is quite normal.  This year I am undertaking a task that has had me up at night counting the days till Christmas, and not in a good way –
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Kids Days Out Do Not Get Better Than This – Digital Kids Show Manchester

If you combine an awesome day out that teenagers and toddlers can enjoy with a much needed dose of coding, STEM, digital toys and e-safety advice, what do you get? THE DIGITAL KIDS SHOW! On October 29th & 30th, thousands of Minecraft, gaming, YouTube loving children and parents will gather at EventCity for a day
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