Today, my eleven year old brother visited the secondary school that he will be attending next year. He was extremely excited beforehand. Squealing with excitement at the mere thought of the upcoming taster day and eagerly searching on Google Maps about how to get there even though he was going to be dropped off and…Read more Change
Children are not all angelic but nor are they all devilish. Quite an odd statement to make but what I am talking about here is the attitude people have towards children. As a tutor, I get to meet and hear about different types of parents. There are some who driven by the desire to make…Read more Don’t Kill The Teachers! Help Them Instead
We have all had those 'crazes' when we were kids which captured our imaginations. Things which grew from a simple thing and blossomed into a great hobby and hours of happiness. From time to time, new things come out which spread like wildfire amongst children. Not games, electronics or a YouTube video but something which…Read more Your Childhood Craze?
It would be hypocritical of me to say that I do not like to wear designer clothes but one thing that really annoys me about some young children these days is their obsession with their clothing. When I say young, I am talking about ten-year olds which does not mean it is okay for everyone…Read more The Childhood Conundrum
Every Friday, I tutor two seven year old boys and I had to share these completed homework pieces because they really are quite beautiful. I think it is important to encourage children in these types of activities because it allows them to enjoy learning as well as developing their creative side. One of them proudly…Read more Kids!
Does the love for books and reading come from nature or nurture?
If you are a parent, are there some things you wish you had recorded whilst growing up to refer back to as an adult? To give to your children and say hey, I was like you once and here is my written proof. Looking over my childhood things, I began to think about how writing…Read more The Legacy Of Our Teenage Years
During the holidays, my youngest brother’s claims of boredom got me thinking about my childhood and the things that used to keep me occupied. There were times when I would be bored but at the age of eleven, I am pretty sure this was a rarity. Of course, my brother was only bored because he…Read more Simply Telling Children To Stop Playing Video Games Will Not Work