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 [...]

Don’t Stay In School…?

Howdy Peeps! My daughter showed me this video going around YouTube and social media that's getting a lot of interest from pupils and educators alike and I wanted to share it with you. Obviously, I don't agree with the title- but I don't think the lad singing does either. He makes some excellent points; listen [...]

Celebrating Some Other Bloggers

Howdy Peeps! Just a quick one: I wanted to share these 2 posts that have made me smile and inspired me to try stuff. Andrea at Cooking With A Wallflower shared this recipe for Parmesan Bacon Twists that need to be made, like now...the teenager will certainly approve! Show Andrea some love over there with the likes [...]