The essentials to start your new sport at secondary school #ad
Jul15

The essentials to start your new sport at secondary school #ad

This post contains a sponsored link #ad Secondary school sport can be a gateway into professional sports. Most national sports scouts go to secondary schools and local kids’ teams to look for talent. To perfect your child’s skill in their chosen sport, they need to have the correct equipment. (In our case, it’s long jump spikes, not any old spikes!) If you’re new to school sport, you may or may not know that:...

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The politics of kids’ sport
Apr30

The politics of kids’ sport

We all know that parenting is political. It starts very young. We’re either the smug ones feeling proud of ourselves that our babies sleep through the nights, or the parents seething at someone else whose kids will eat anything. And it never stops. Whose child walks first? Is one school better than another? Is one kid on a better reading book than another? And as they get older… Is your kid the one who gets picked for the...

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Left out
Oct02

Left out

I’m not an overly competitive mum, but I don’t like to see my kids left out. My eldest is pretty much average at everything, but he has bags of enthusiasm for the things he loves and bags of confidence to go with it. I admire him for his self-belief. He doesn’t realise when he’s not that great at something and barely seems to notice when he comes last or gets left out. All he sees are the aspects he has done...

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