World Mental Health Day

How-do Peeps! Are you wearing yellow today? (No, I didn't know either, so don't worry if not.) It's World Mental Health Day and I'm really proud of the UK involvement in this. It was on local radio, they're wearing Yellow in a local primary school, there's the NHS site and even Royal involvement. The NHS [...]

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 [...]

Anti-Bullying Week

Howdy Peeps! On Monday my daughter's school had an odd-socks day to raise awareness for Anti-bullying week. The idea being that everyone looks different but all are accepted. There are lots of things we can do to deal with bullying but the most important thing is to talk. Our kids need to know it's not [...]

International Youth Day

Morning Peeps! Happy Youth Day! 🙂 I love working with teenagers, they teach me as I teach them. They'll explain the latest slang/text abbreviation/dance craze without hesitation and tell you exactly what they think/feel about certain things. We should be encouraging them to speak up more, not telling them to hush. So many young people [...]