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We all need more encouragement… particularly after a tough week

Some weeks are just harder than others and this one hasn’t been great… at the moment I am living through GCSE stress as well as actively supporting a daughter who is doing her NQT year as a Y3 teacher, however … Continue reading

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Keys to managing your pre-teen/teenager’s behaviour

I thoroughly enjoyed the last session I did at Heathfield Community School, Taunton, when we looked at how to communicate with teenagers so teenagers will listen! We had a very helpful discussion and concluded that the next session should focus … Continue reading

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Why does my teenager never listen to me?!

“Learn to listen to hear rather than listen to reply” Now, therein lies my problem, I am basically quite an impatient person and often interrupt conversations because I’m bored or want the person to get the point or, reluctantly admit, … Continue reading

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Ideas for supporting your child as they move to Heathfield Community School

If had known then what I know now, the transition to Heathfield for my eldest daughter might have caused fewer anxious thoughts over the summer before she started. My children have enjoyed Heathfield  ( it was a real surprise to … Continue reading

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Surviving revision, exams and the stressed teenager!

At this time of year, I get out and polish those necessary skills we parents need at exam time i.e. the ability to walk on eggshells. I have every sympathy with parents whose teenagers are preparing for any type of … Continue reading

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