Tag: school

Understanding the teenage brain

Neuroscience is unlocking the mysteries of the teen brain

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely to succumb to peer pressure. by Lucy Foulkes, University of…

3 strategies to help kids develop critical thinking skills

Critical thinking skills for kids are considered crucial for problem solving and effective decision making. In fact, critical thinking may be the most important skill our kids can develop. It’s not enough…

School photos are nothing to smile about

It’s school photos time! Prepare to draw your wallets at dawn, people. They’ll shoot first and stab you later. The ‘Basic’ package of school photos at our primary school costs the equivalent…

It's okay to really hate parenting sometimes

Don’t feel bad if you hate parenting sometimes

I completely dropped my parenting bundle one morning as we scrambled to get ready for school photo day. If school photo day isn’t a reason for a mum to hate parenting, I…

MathsOnline reviews - online maths tutor - workpad

This online maths tutor is my new favourite thing

I’d been expecting it, but it happened embarrassingly quickly. In fact, it was when my son hit Year 5 that I had to quietly mention I was no longer capable of helping…

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