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Tips for the First Day at School

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Tips for the First Day at School With only a few days to go until the start of a new school term, many of us will be introducing a child to their very first day in primary school. This can be a daunting time for both children and parents, but a little preparation can help to make the transition as smooth as possible. By now many of us will have already had the brief introduction to the school, with your little boy or girl having visited his or her classroom and met their teacher. This was a good…

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School Nerves - Helping your Child settle into School

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School Nerves - Helping your Child settle into School Going to a new school, or entering a new class, can be nerve-wracking for your child. Put yourself in their shoes- they are going into a new situation, perhaps with new people, in a setting they aren’t familiar with, and they have some idea that they are expected to learn, to behave well and to make friends. It is bound to make them feel pressured, and this anxiety can really taint those early school days.  Helping…

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Making Family Time Count

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Making Family Time Count Family time is important, no matter how old your children are. We all know that spending time together is time well spent, but it isn’t always easy. Working late, busy social lives, house work, DIY, school schedules, play dates, after school activities, family commitments... it all adds up and sometimes it seems like there is little time left over for the family to be together doing something that everyone…

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Get Involved in your Child's School Life

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Get Involved in your Child's School Life It may feel like your child’s school life is something they have separate to the home and family life. This can make even the most level-headed of parents feel like they are somehow missing out on a big part of their child’s life. However, there are lots of things you can do to get involved in your child’s education and take part in the life of the school. Volunteer There are lots of ways you can volunteer at…

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Establishing a School Routine

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Establishing a School Routine  Getting ready for school and getting there on time with everything they need, may feel like a real challenge to a parent, never mind to a child! When our children are babies, we hear so much about the importance of routine – for eating, sleeping, bathing… the same principles make complete sense when applied to the school day. So if your child is in nursery school or secondary school or anywhere in between, routine can make life so much easier. Establishing a…

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