helps you make your child the best they can be
Call 020 8447 1200
07765 311 547

Blog

Start Here, one of the first core lessons from Lessons Alive

Start Here, one of the first core lessons from Lessons Alive

Start Here Start Here is one of the first core lessons from Lessons Alive. It so captivated the 9 year old boy whose lesson it was (and me), that I realised many other children could also benefit from it and wrote it into a short story called

Read more

Attitude!

Attitude!

Attitude! This might seem an odd thing to teach and to talk about because it is a very personal thing, but we all know that no matter how skilled or knowledgeable a person might be, their attitude may well be the deciding factor in their success, both

Read more

Homework: Four Ways to make more productive and less stressful

Homework: Four Ways to make more productive and less stressful

Setting a time for homework Homework doesn’t need to be the same time every day, but it needs to be a predetermined time. Depending on your child’s age, they may appreciate being included in the decision making. If you set a time for homework and there is

Read more

The Story of Little Hum (the prequel)

The Story of Little Hum (the prequel)

The Story of Little Hum (the prequel) Here is The Story of Little Hum (the prequel). I wrote it for children. It is the story of a Longing who travels across the universe looking for an adventure. You will need a quiet space and 6 minutes and

Read more

Five Ways to enhance a summer holiday

Five Ways to enhance a summer holiday

Five Ways to enhance a summer holiday Going on summer holiday with your child can present its own set of challenges. The phrase ‘sun, sea, sand and structure’ doesn’t really have an inspirational ring to it! However, ensuring your child remains stimulated, nourished and encouraged, even on

Read more

For children to thrive…a personal reflection

For children to thrive…a personal reflection

For children to thrive, they need to have a good grounding in who and what they are. When I left home many years ago to go to teacher training college – and again when I graduated and began teaching – I realised that despite my education, I

Read more

A holiday challenge!

A holiday challenge!

A holiday challenge! Here is a brainstorming holiday challenge for small people & their parents!

Read more

Keeping children on track during holidays

Keeping children on track during holidays

Keeping children on track requires effort. Some years ago, I was the teacher of a lovely class of Year 3 children. They worked well together, had a great work ethic and were very nice little people individually, many of whom I remember to this day. Towards the

Read more

Teaching children to listen…

Teaching children to listen…

Teaching children to listen is very important. Listening – not hearing – is one of the key skills needed for learning but believe it or not, less than 2% of people have had any formal education on how to listen!  Children rarely develop good listening skills by

Read more

What your child is learning

What your child is learning

The first time I asked myself the question ‘What is this child actually learning?’ was over twenty years ago when I was teaching my Year 5 Class about farming in geography. What your child is learning is crucial to their development. The children developed a model farm

Read more
Page 2 of 3123

Latest Posts

Workshops

Workshop on 28th September

Join me and Monica Black for our workshop “HOW TO GET IT RIGHT WITH YOUR CHILD – Helping Them to Understand You”.

Contact

Phone: 020 8447 1200
07765 311 547

Quick Tip

Put together a ‘homework kit’ so that everything is ready and a lost pencil is no excuse. Life can be so much easier when we are prepared for all eventualities!