Author speaker Coach and Consultant. I help people achieve the success they want in their business and life.
After a long career in health and education, working as a nurse, health visitor, teacher, lecturer, and head teacher of an Independent educational provision for children in care I then began to work for local authorities. My roles there included behaviour outreach to schools, inclusion support and being head of the Virtual school for Children Looked After in several differnt locations.
Earlier this year my first book was published ‘Overcoming Barriers to Learning’ and I have had articles published by TES, Guardian online and other publications
I now run my own company working as a writer, trainer and coach with individuals, both adults and children and organisations such as schools, foster agencies, and businesses. I love to write on a wide range of subjects, the purpose is always to encourage, support and inspire.
However defiant or difficult your child might be, there are some things that every parent decides they simply won't negotiate on. Make homework one of those things. Children are usually quick to pick up the message that some things just need to be done. You can negotiate on when and where and how long they may spend on it but ensuring that it gets done has to be something that isn't negotiable.
As parents most of us know we are not perfect, and there are things we say, often in the heat of the moment, or when we are feeling stressed and weary, that we regret almost immediately. The good news is that children are resilient.
For most parents, the education of their children is a priority and a growing number of parents pay for supplementary tuition for their children. There are a number of reasons why this is effective, affordable for most parents, and can be very beneficial for the child or young person.
As parents we want our children to do well in school. Children learn best when they feel safe and happy and have confidence in the adults around them. These tips don't all relate to the academic side of school but they can all play a part in ensuring your child is well supported, whether they are just starting their school life or are teenagers preparing for exams.
11/09/2017 11:50 BST
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