Grammar school test – ups and downs
Aug30

Grammar school test – ups and downs

It’s just a few weeks until my daughter sits her grammar school entrance exam/ 11+/ whatever you want to call it. I suspect I’ve written about it less than I did for my son, who sat it two years ago. It’s no less important than it was for my son but, like many things in the parenting journey, there’s an element of having been there before, so it doesn’t feel like I need to write about it so much. But of...

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Motivated
Nov05

Motivated

After a summer spent watching too much My Parents Are Aliens and playing Clash of Clans on the iPad, my kids were slow to get back into the concept of homework after school. Particularly as schools don’t give much in the first couple of weeks – it’s kind of nice to ease them in slowly, but doesn’t help them to snap out of their lazy summer holiday ways.For my younger son in particular, this is a big year....

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