Thursday, February 20, 2020

WHY DO PARENTS AND TEACHERS FIND IT SO HARD TO WORK...

School gates are interesting. We enter them as wee beings, full of parental love and hungry for learning. We leave them a decade or...

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD IS READY FOR SCHOOL?

Starting school is an important milestone for a child. For parents, it is often equal parts exciting and stressful. Is he ready? Will she...

YOU KNOW EMPATHY IS IMPORTANT, BUT HOW CAN YOU TEACH IT?

I’m mentoring a 13-year-old girl who is being socially excluded. She is hurting and very lonely. Lately, she has been spending lunchtimes at school...

WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN A HAPPY CHILDHOOD?

“I just want my kids to be happy.” We hear it all the time, and it sounds reasonable. If you’ve made this statement before,...

HOW YOU RESPOND TO GOOD NEWS REALLY MATTERS

My friend Amanda is a Drama teacher. Kids of all ages love her and it’s not just because she teaches a fun subject. It’s...

THE WEAPON WE NEED IN THE WAR ON BULLYING

You were at school. You know how bullies work. And you know that at certain stages even the great kids can become bullies. They...

FIRST JOB, SECOND EDUCATION: WHY YOUR TEENAGER NEEDS A JOB

I got my first proper holiday job at 14. It was in the women’s clothing department of a store in the small town where...

WHAT MAKES YOUR CHILD’S SPARENTS SO SPECIAL?

The first time I heard the term sparent was eight years ago. It was around the same time as my first nephew was born....

What Adolescent Girls Wish Their Parents Understood About Them

This excerpt is from the girls' section of "Will Puberty Last My Whole Life? REAL Answers to REAL Questions from Preteens About Body Changes,...

How Parents Can Help Improve the Quality of a Teen’s Sleep

Within three days of starting high school this year, my ninth-grader could not get into bed before 11 p.m. or wake up by 6...