Four ways to reward a child for good behaviour and performance in school

Sep 25 2019

Last year I attended a local parenting course in Wandsworth to prepare myself for the challenges of bringing up a teenager. We discussed ways to reward a child for good behaviour and/or excellent performance at school.

It is important to motivate children and reward them when they do something right or when they display emotional intelligence through a particularly sympathetic behaviour towards other people. 

Children respond well to rewards and will continue their good behaviour if their actions are reinforced with a positive reaction from their parents or teachers.

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Walking to school as a lifestyle choice

Sep 23 2019

If walking was an official sport, I would probably be an Olympic champion. I fought for a school which was at walking distance and my son and I have been enjoying the walk to school routine every day throughout the primary school years. Since he started secondary school he has been happily walking to school. It is obvious that walking is highly beneficial to both the physical and mental health. It’s a no-brainer that for the school run parents should use the car less.

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The screenagers era … How Can We Get Our Kids Away From Their Screens?

Sep 19 2019

Now that my son has become a teenager, I look around and see things differently. So much so that I often feel that I live in the screenagers era, in a a world of screens – the tv is constantly humming away in the background, we work on our computers, and we scroll through our phones and ipads. So getting away from our screens – and importantly, getting kids away from them is important. It’s vital to remember – and if you have grown up in the ’70s or ’80s like myself, you should dig deep in your memories – that there’s a big wide world out there to explore and enjoy that doesn’t require any kind of screen to sit behind! Here are a few fun things you can do. 

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