What’s the Right Age to Start School? Research Says It Might Be Later
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It's much discussed and much worried about. New research may just help with the answers on when is the right age to start school...  The age when your child starts school might have a direct link to how well-behaved s/he is. Recent research shows that delaying the start of school for an extra year may have long-lasting effects when it...
Why I Wasn’t Crying at the School Gate
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When Heidi Lewis dropped her baby to school for the first time this week she didn’t shed a tear. She freaking loved every second! Think what you will but she couldn’t kiss him and get out of there quick enough… Don’t get me wrong I love my little blue eyed, blonde angel-faced devil-in-disguise with all my heart. The morning snuggles...
Special Needs Children: Tips for Starting School Successfully
Starting school involves excitement and change. It can also be a tricky time for parents and special needs children. The implementation of simple strategies can minimise the stress of transition and hopefully enable an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both you and your child. Of course, each child is unique and learns and adapts in different ways. My own daughter Eleanor...
Is My Child Ready for School? The Ultimate Check List for this Tricky Decision
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As a mum who chose to keep her 5-year-old son at home rather than start Prep, I understand the complexities surrounding the dilemma of school readiness. This tricky decision is one our family thought long and hard about for five years. The best tip I can offer is to arm yourself with as much information as possible and then trust...
Aspergers & Autism: Starting School Made Easy for Your Child on the Spectrum
When you have a child on the spectrum you already know that day to day life can take a little bit of extra planning. Starting school is a big change for all kids (and parents), but for parents of a child with Aspergers or Autism it does help to start the planning early. The good news is that as...
Planning Your Child’s Education – Why It’s Never Too Early to Start
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Proudly sponsored by Australian Scholarships Group When I fell pregnant with my first child, I had so much on my mind! The list of things I’d need for this new baby was growing by the day. New cot, pram, car seat, you get the drift. But as a first time mum-to-be, thinking about this child’s future education was pretty far...
Here’s Why You Should Let Your Child Pick Their Favourite Book
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Watching your child fall in love with the world of books is one of life’s great joys. But for some parents the temptation to select their children’s reading choices is far too great to ignore. It makes perfect sense, you want your child to be a voracious reader and so – with the best intentions – you guide them in...
Free Parenting Seminar: Toddlers and Touch Screens – What Should I Do?
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These days there aren’t many families that don’t have at least a tv, computer, gaming device, mobile phone or tablet (and some have all of them!) which children readily access on a daily basis. Screen technology is just an inescapable part of our everyday living. It’s become an important factor in how children learn, socialise and have fun. And it begins...
This Special Ed Teacher Compliments Every Single Student Every Single Day. Watch What Happens.
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What happens when a teacher compliments his students consistently? Amazing things! Facebook is on fire with a video share featuring a special education teacher who practices peace, harmony and praise. How? Every morning this special education teacher takes 10 minutes to complement each and every student. Jacksonville, Florida teacher Chris Ulmer’s approach to his students has boosted their confidence and...
Opinion : Sex Education in Schools Should Be Mandatory
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Last night I watched a controversial UK documentary featuring Goedele Liekens, a dutch television presenter who went to university to become a professor in all matters of sex, and participated as temporary student educator in the show called “Sex In Class”. Based only on the program’s title I made up my mind it wouldn’t be something I could agree with,...