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Why do we need school…or rather do we need school?

Why do we need school…or rather do we need school?

How many parents consider the question ‘why do we need school’ before enrolling their child at age 3? How many truly answer their child’s Monday morning grumbles of “do I really have to go to school?” Most parents would say that school is important for […]

Home educated | but not a square peg for a round hole.

Home educated | but not a square peg for a round hole.

I had a comment on a post this morning that I haven’t been able to get out of my head. This comment was in response to a post about school not meeting the needs of all kids and it went something along the lines of… […]

Playgrounds Near Me? | Stop Googling and do this instead!

Playgrounds Near Me? | Stop Googling and do this instead!

We’ve all been there…frantically typing “playgrounds near me” into Google as our little ones get progressively less patient. We cross our fingers that our mobile miraculously displays a safe playground (with toilets!) less than 5 minutes away. But it rarely does. Then you frantically start […]

Why I won’t make my children sit still…

Why I won’t make my children sit still…

I’ll admit that as a 21-year-old teacher I used the words ‘sit still’ more than I probably should have! I didn’t know it at the time. I’d been trained to think that learning meant sitting still. I was taught to utilise several strategies to ‘encourage’ […]

How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

How to teach your kids to socialize…respectfully!

It’s difficult to write about parenting without coming across as overly judgemental. There are so many different opinions and most claim that research is on their side. I write this as a former Early Years Teacher and as a parent. I write it knowing how […]

A Letter To Headteachers Everywhere…

A Letter To Headteachers Everywhere…

Dear Headteacher, Summer is over and your classrooms are full of smartly dressed students once again. My child won’t be among them because I’m disappointed at the state of Education in this country. I’m disappointed that children so young are already bored with learning. Their […]

French Baby Books That You Need On Your Bookshelf.

French Baby Books That You Need On Your Bookshelf.

French Books for Babies and Toddlers Babies love books! French baby books are the perfect way to introduce a new language to your little one. Babies love the colours, the textures and the sound of the spoken words…but most of all, they love the special […]

What Should My Child Know? Targets, activities and why it doesn’t really matter that much!

What Should My Child Know? Targets, activities and why it doesn’t really matter that much!

I want to start by saying that this is difficult for me to write. Assessing children based on a set of criteria is one of the reasons I left my job in Education and why I thought about home schooling even before I had children. […]