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What teens need most from their parents

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding. The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible children turn scatter-brained or start having wild mood swings. Formerly level-headed adolescents ride in cars with dangerous drivers or take other foolish risks. A flood of […]


Whose homework is it anyway?

Children need to maintain an organised schedule so that they can feel a sense of control over their world. Little or no control is what results in the “leaving for school shouting matches” and in the “car tears and sore tummies”. Adults tend to get grumpy if they are feeling overwhelmed and not on top […]

Skills for life!

Skills for life!

Many of us take for granted that our children simply pick up on cues from ourselves in learning important life skills. It would be great if our children were genetically pre-programmed to have all the life skills they need, but sadly this is not yet the case. In the ever quickening pace of life, we […]


Learning Styles

What is a learning style? “A learning style is the way in which each individual learner begins to concentrate on, process, absorb and retain new and difficult material. Knowledge is power. Self-knowledge is powerful.” – Dr Rita Dunn Each of us has different learning strengths – a combination of personal preferences that enable us to: […]