Teachers all over the country are trying to find ways to add the government's 'British values' to their lessons. The British
A sports coach may want to help a young person develop sporting character, but it is the influence of the parent who shapes a young person most. If sports teams wish to pursue glory, parents are one of their best assets.
In one holiday, I became responsible beyond home, trustworthy, and gained a lot of credibility with Mama and ultimately my parents, too. This new status would serve me well later when I wanted to go out on dates, away for college, even move to New York.
Jack as an archetype originated in Cornwall, but may have German roots originally. He's a stock character appearing in nursery rhymes and fairy tales dating back hundreds (potentially thousands) of years.
'I'm never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I'm never going to say I can't do it. I'm never going to say "maybe
As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.
Education has always been blighted by fads and interventions devised in the fields of business administration, scientific management, psychology and social policy. Resilience is the latest such import.
I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood
Having worked in this area for many years, it is clear to me that a large part of the benefit of school attendance is what you learn outside the classroom, and the interactions with your peers, teachers and other staff. For some children, it could be the first time they interact with an adult beyond their immediate family.
The fear of failure is probably the single greatest obstacle to success in our lives. We can become totally preoccupied with not making a mistake and with seeking approval from our peers, our elders, our friends and everyone else we meet.