What to do when kids ask too many questions in home school? post-image

When children bombard us with questions or continually want our help what should we do? I think this is a great opportunity to develop Growth Mindset and independent learning with your children. One phrase that I learnt from the Head of Maths at Wimbledon High, was ‘Try Three Before Me’. I pass this onto all my clients because it encourages children to think of three ways to answer their own question before asking you.

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Focusing on Children's worries and anxieties post-image

Focusing on Anxiety in Children With Children’s Mental Health week just around the corner (3-9th February 2020) and with my own son facing real anxieties recently, I thought it would be helpful to some of you to write more about what you can do to help your children face their worries and anxieties. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) report that: At least one in eight children and young people have a diagnosable mental health condition.

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Keeping the Joy with children at Christmas post-image

Keeping the Joy at Christmas If you’re anything like me, you are presently wondering how on earth everything you need to do is going to get done in time for Christmas. As the build up to the special day is well and truly in full swing many parents find themselves exhausted. There are the darker days to contend with, school events, Father Christmas to visit, the tree and house to decorate and food and drink to think about.

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Strong Willed Children and getting their co-operation post-image

I think many parents would say they have a strong-willed child. Certainly, most will have experienced it when their children were toddlers, and if you’re not at this stage yet, you will almost certainly experience it again when your kids are teenagers. Even in between these two, often apocalyptic, eras in a child’s life, many children will have strong opinions and desires that clash with our own. Why am I writing about this this month – because boy oh boy, have I had a month of a strong-willed 3 year old and it’s got me thinking.

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Tackling challenging behaviour post-image

Do you want to know how to get your kids to listen to you? To do things the first time they are asked and to consider others? These top tips will help The Power of Describe It sounds a little strange doesn’t it – describing things to help you tackle challenges with your children! I know, I think it sounds odd too. What I also know is that it works.

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Treat your children as you would like to be treated yourself post-image

Treat your children as you would treat an adult! This isn’t as obvious as it sounds! But if you want your children to start listening to what you ask them to do, it is an important step in the right direction. The motivation for me to write this post was personal. I was desperately trying to get my small daughter to bed a few nights ago. However, it was a night where my husband had ended up in hospital (minor problem) and I had to get the kids to bed quickly so I could take him an overnight bag.

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