Posts Tagged ‘schooling’

London Mums back to school newsletter

Sep 08 2016
back to school

Dear London Mums,

School could not come soon enough but at the same time going back to school can be a tricky process for young children and parents. Admittedly my son and I ticked all boxes in a research from Explore Learning that has found what parents say their kids most worry about when returning to school. It’s no surprise that kids dread going back to school, 56% say kids struggle to get back into the school routine, 50% say early mornings are the hardest, 50% of parents in the UK pointed to the early morning starts and a third of kids struggle to cope with the reintroduction of homework.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Helping your child with times tables

Sep 21 2015
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Parents are always on call with homework support. Times tables are essential for maths and children need quick multiplication skills throughout high school, college, and life. Mum and dad need a lot of patience to help their child work with and enjoy the quest of conquering these figures, but be sure that it is well worth it in the end. In this feature London Mums offer help and tools that will come in handy when helping your child with times tables.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK TO SLEEP & ‘NORMALITY’

Aug 31 2014
back to school

Is there any such thing as normality with kids? Of course not, but a decent routine is likely to help us run a smooth family life.

With children heading back to school after the long Summer break, it’s important to help them get back into a sleeping schedule to ensure they are well rested and prepared for the day ahead. As a bonus, more sleep for the children generally means more sleep for parents too! To add to that it is crucial to also reassure them that school is fun and help them get back into a learning mode. We know how hard the first few days after the school holidays can be. To help you get back to some sort of ‘normality’, I have gathered great tips from two experts.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Improve Success in School with Right Brain Learning

Oct 29 2013

Even though half the UK’s students are right brain learners many schools today are still catering primarily for left brain learners. If your child is struggling to learn it may be that their learning style is not being catered for. Recognising that there are different ways of thinking and understanding helps us to realise that children who are struggling are not necessarily academically challenged but may not be being taught using the right methods.

About Denise Vincent

Denise is Customer Services Manager for isbi schools whose aim is to help schools recruit pupils and help parents, relocation agents, SEN Placement Officers and other professionals find schools, by providing an online website with very specific and detailed search criteria. isbi schools in run primarily by working Mums who understand the pressure of balancing family life with the running of a fast paced progressive business. Denise has worked with Social Services and in both state and independent schools over the past twenty years. She has a keen interest in children and education.

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Could you confidently advise your child on post-school education options?

Aug 11 2013

As the schools break up, it’s natural that many parents of children in the mid-to-late teens will be preoccupied with what their son or daughter is going to do when they finish school for the last time. With economic uncertainty continuing and rising youth unemployment, there’s a lot of pressure on both parents and young people to make the right decision.

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