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It’s a Cracker

By |November 29th, 2018|

Have you ever had to explain a Christmas cracker joke to a young child? It can be complicated can’t it? Sometimes you might wonder if it was worth the effort – it wasn’t a great joke anyway. Often jokes depend on a play-on-words and some background knowledge. For children, this is where they may struggle [...]

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Tell your child to be excited for exams

By |May 10th, 2017|

Any parent of a child studying for GCSE exams will know what a stressful experience it can be. Your teenager may be incredibly tense, or so laid-back that you feel you spend your entire time nagging them to revise. There are all sorts of strategies used to help students deal with stress, including mindfulness, yoga [...]

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Understanding Your Child’s School Report

By |June 29th, 2016|

How to understand your child’s school report – advice from a teacher. Just got your child’s school report? Is it bombarded with jargon you don’t understand? Not to worry! You’re not alone. At this time of year, most parents become a little anxious about their child’s school report. Life after the old National Curriculum levels [...]

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