education

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

A little bit of a break between the rain clouds. Apparently the sun has been replaced by the moon. I was looking at the view and getting some much needed fresh air when a thought crossed my mind. A strange thought began to rattle around in my brain. I love astronomy. As a kid I so wanted to be an astronomer. As most kids wanted to be the new Pele or Bobby Moore, I wanted to be just like the…

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

The hardy old rose bush right next to the front door. Against all the odds, it just keeps on giving. In a few hours the school at home project restarts again. One more 7 week push before we finally arrive at the summer holidays. What kind of Britain will it be? The old normal, the new normal or something else. This afternoon was glorious. Hot (for here) and sunny. Unbelievably not a single cloud all day. This is Yorkshire remember.…

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Why Children Misbehave at Home After a Day at School – Parents Article

I am often contacted by desperate parents in September or October who say “Help! My child has turned into a demon at home, but school say they are brilliant all day and behave really well, what have I done wrong?”. The presumption here is that the parents must have done something wrong to cause the poor behaviour, because school aren’t having the same issue. In a sense they’re correct, the behaviour is because of something they’ve done, but not in…

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7 Important Life Skills to Teach Your Children – Single Mum, Parents Article

Independence. Children need to be nurtured to become more and more independent as they grow up. Many adults need to learn to be more independent as well. Strive to increase your child’s independence a little bit at a time.Giving your child additional responsibilities as they get older will help with this. Depending on their age they can start doing more and more things around the house – loading and unloading the dishwasher, doing their own laundry, mowing the lawn, cooking…

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Can You Explain COVID-19 Herd Immunity to Your Kids? – Parents Article

Source: Enriquelopezgarre/Pixabay Wouldn’t it be wonderful if social distancing were a thing of the past? If we could hug our friends, see our relatives and have dinner with them or allow our children all the play dates they request? No one wants life before the pandemic to resume more than children whose worlds have shrunk dramatically. Their understanding of why, however, is vague and abstract. It has been difficult enough for adults to wrap their heads around the coronavirus and…

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

Running round the small garden for what seems like the millionth time and desperately trying to find an excuse to stop for a few seconds. Thankfully a yellow rose is a suitable excuse for a photo pit stop. I’m sat writing this during another brief day pit stop. Son is having a wander round the garden, dreaming and working on what we do next this Sunday afternoon. It will be a short pit stop. Maybe 30 minutes at most. It’s…

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ABCMouse.com Review: Is It Worth the Investment? – Parenting Twins Article

There are so many different educational apps and programs available for kids today, that it can be hard to know which ones are actually worth exploring. One tool that has been great for our kids recently is ABCmouse. ABCmouse is a subscription-based, educational app and website for children ages 2 through 8 years. We’re all spending a lot more time at home these days thanks to COVID-19. Juggling teaching our twin 4-year-old girls, work, and everyday chores has been interesting,…

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

The sun is shining. It’s still cold but we will settle for this. So it’s almost official. School has emailed parents to say that looking at the latest government guidance – which apparently isn’t much – only some Primary pupils and those sitting final exams next year will get any direct teaching over the next few months. The earliest Son will be back in school is going to be September. So it’s time to get our heads round this. Looking…

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Upbring Education Association to Host Livestream Petting Zoo to Share Joy During Challenging Time – Foster Parents Article

Upbring Education Association to Host Livestream Petting Zoo to Share Joy During Challenging Time 5/11/20 – The Upbring School of Arts and Sciences (USAS) and the Upbring School of Discovery and Leadership (USDL) are hosting a livestream petting zoo event on Upbring’s Facebook page on Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. CST to bring people of all ages together for a free, joyful, family engagement, experience. Participants will be able to interact with animals and ask questions while staying safe at home. All animal lovers are welcome to join. The program will be provided by Tiny Tails to You, a top-rated children’s entertainment company in the Austin area. In March 2020, Tiny…

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How to Help Children Settle into School – Parents Article

Has your child started preschool or school (pre-k or kindergarten for those reading in the US!) recently? Or are they about to start? Some children take the transition in their stride and settle in with very few bumps, others do better than you would ever have expected. Some children however really struggle with the transition. Anxiety, sadness, reluctance to leave you, angry behaviour and other other regressions are very common. More than many parents realise I think. These difficult reactions…

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