Posts Tagged ‘advice’

The 11+ entrance exam journey

Nov 26 2016

It’s wise to start planning early for your child’s move to senior school. Begin by finding out which local schools are available to your child, and consider how far you would consider commuting across London for the right school.

If you are considering selective state or independent schools, it’s essential to have your child academically assessed. This will allow you to find out if they could pass the 11+ (and whether they are likely to thrive in an academically selective senior school).  Good assessment feedback should also include advice on which schools would be a good fit for your child’s ability and academic potential.

If you decide a selective school is right for your child, this is where the journey through the 11+ entrance exam begins!

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How to manage other people’s trials and tantrums with NLP

Mar 13 2016

When your child or an adult you know flips out, melts down or lashes out, shouts how do you know what’s really going on – and how to deal with it calmly and compassionately?

We can all overreact sometimes and when it happens to someone we love it’s hard to know what to do for the best, these extreme reactions often trigger our own. If this is you, someone you work with or someone you love, it’s important to understand what’s going on in your brain when this happens and that can better inform you as to how to deal with it.

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How to support and encourage budding screenwriters

Mar 01 2015

When I was ten years old I was determined to re-make Jaws. I knew the film backwards, and had a brilliant plan to shoot it with a papier-mâché shark in Brighton. All I needed was a cast and a crew. Oddly, my fellow classmates were less than enthusiastic as I lacked a camera, film, props… in fact I had no film making equipment of any kind whatsoever. And, more importantly, I didn’t have any kind of script. It was all in my head, and so I had no way of conveying what I wanted and so my dream faded away.

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Rogue Traders

Jul 05 2014

I reconnected with a primary school friend last week and as we chatted about children, husbands, our professions and homes, she let me know that she recently had an awful building experience with a disingenuous company. From delays to pressure for payment, the experience with these rogue traders sounded awful; not to mention at the end of it all she was missing tens of thousands of pounds… and half her roof! As she spoke, she hit on a lot of key points, things she wished someone had told her before she opened her home to rouge traders.

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A rant about having sex with an ex whilst healing

Sep 05 2013

There is an article in the Daily Mail today entitled “Why ‘ex-sex’ CAN be a good idea: Sleeping with an old lover lessens psychological distress of break-up… if you’re not over him” (You can read all about it here: LINK)

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