Posts Tagged ‘schooling’

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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Parents call for greater access to drinking water in primary schools

May 28 2013

According to a new research, children are not getting access to basic drinking water requirements at school, despite Department of Education guidelines. This is particularly sensitive now that the government plans to allow childminders and nursery staff to look after more children in England.

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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Are You a Helicopter Parent?

May 20 2013

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a helicopter parent!

Hovering over their children, these over-zealous parents are filling every available minute with supervised activity. They micromanage their child’s life and bail them out of every tricky situation. Is this perfect parenting or a recipe for disaster?

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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