Encouraging Without Pushing

G'day Friday Peeps! It's hard not to turn into the pushy, over-competitive Mum. Especially when it comes to learning because that's my thing. My daughter is currently in the middle of Mid-Term exams (and is largely unimpressed with the whole thing, like every other pupil I've spoken to!). I have been reminding her to study [...]

School Holidays

Morning Peeps! I'm enjoying the holidays and think the teenager is too! The thing is that I'm often asked if pupils should work through the holidays. Parents want their kids to do the best they can, which is great...but we live in a society that puts tremendous pressure on children to achieve. Children will have [...]

New Year, New Lessons

Morning Peeps! It's a normal day; no bank holidays now until Easter! Schools here go back the end of this week, so I start tutoring again next week. There are then 5 weeks until half term (which is really short!) SO that means 5 full weeks of planning and lessons, which may make some people [...]

Random Stuff for Everyone

Howdy Peeps! First and foremost, Congrats to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!! Royal wedding here we come! (Hopefully a holiday day too?) Nice touch using his mum's diamonds to make the ring... RIP Princess Diana. Secondly, it's nearly Christmas...this last day or two there have been poor, freezing workers out putting up our Christmas tree [...]