education

The view opens up – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

One of my Running trail runs is tough. It’s a muddy slog through increasingly thick woods. It’s a slow claggy run climbing through undergrowth that sees only glimpses of the sun. It’s very claustrophobic. Your on your own. A little voice keeps telling you to just stop. Why am I doing this. One step forward, two back. But with patience and effort the going becomes easier. The ground levels out. The cover starts to thin and the distant view begins…

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The Golden Ticket – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s amazing what you come across on a daily basis. You get good discoveries that just make you go ‘wow’. The ones you can look at for ages and get a sense of wonder. Then you get other discoveries which make you go ‘wow’ for entirely different reasons. Today I came across a headline in one of our so called better newspaper – The Times. ************************ Children have been losing out because millions of pounds earmarked for their education has…

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How to calculate PSLE score? | The Wacky Duo – Parents Article

PSLE is over!Yes, the tough part is over but the anxiety remains.Did your child do well enough to enter the secondary school of his/her choice?The secondary school cut-off points can be found here. If your scores for the prelims are lower than the cut off points, do not despair. PSLE score is not an average of your prelim scores out of 300. Instead, T scores are calculated for each subject and the aggregate of the T scores will be your final…

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Imagination – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It doesn’t have to be big to have a bucket full of atmosphere. This is Skelton Tower on the North Yorkshire Moors. It’s almost 200 years old and is a former hunting lodge. If you time your arrival at the Tower correctly then you can enjoy the passing Steam Train coming down the North Yorkshire Moors railway. Unfortunately this walking muppet has never managed that. Still you still get views of the haunting Newtondale. The Tower is also a fantastic…

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Ten Ways to Help Your Foster Child Succeed in School – Foster Parents Article

Posted on September 3, 2019 by Plummer Youth Promise Ten Ways to Help Your Foster Child Succeed in School As the new school year progresses there may be some bumps in the road for your foster child. Here are some tips to help them get back on track. Know their history. How have they done in school previously? Has their education been stable or have they had to move from school to school do to changes in their living situation?…

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How to Turn Children of Any Age into Readers – Parents Article

Source: Pezibear/Pixabay Once a year, out of town friends visit for several days. I have to be sure to have a stack of books on hand for Allie, their now 17-year-old daughter. She plows through them—one after another. The cell phone at her side doesn’t seem to slow down her reading. Reading has been her default preference since she started reading by herself. I asked her mother how she had turned Allie into such a voracious reader. Her mother says she…

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Twins in School – Advice from a Teacher and Parent of Twins — TWINS Magazine – Parenting Twins Article

In over 10 years in the classroom, I have taught multiple sets of multiples – some together and some apart. Despite years of training and experience, I have never been advised on how to adjust my practice to create the best learning environment for twins. It wasn’t until I became a father of twins that I realized how many ignorant mistakes and blunders I must have made. I struggled to distinguish between identical twins. I spoke to multiples as if…

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PRIDE 2019 Children’s Books to Celebrate Diversity – Parents Article

People around the world are celebrating diversity and inclusivity this month to mark the month of Pride. Each year this month is the perfect time to talk about social and self-acceptance, achievements and legal rights. It’s also a reminder that growing up in 2019 means our little ones will face society very different to the one we grew up in. So, what is the best way that parents can prepare their little ones for the world today? To help, BookTrust,…

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How to Keep Kids Learning Over Summer Break – Parenting Twins Article

I think I speak for just about every parent when I say that I look forward to summer break with equal parts excitement and stress. I look forward to not packing school lunches and readily wave goodbye to homework for a few months. However, I also stress about what I am going to do with these kids all summer so we don’t all drive each other crazy! We all want to keep them busy, happy, and LEARNING all summer long.…

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The Single Dad’s Guide To Teen Sleeping – Single Dad, Parents Article

For the next month, leading up into Father’s Day, the Guide will be spending time going over various parenting and other topics from a Father’s perspective.  I supposed, given the fact we are father’s everything comes from a father’s perspective.  But these efforts will be specifically dedicated to the fathers out there trying parent their children the best way they know how.  Whether single parents, divorced parents, or dads still married to their child’s co-parent, we will be going over…

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