I Need A Holiday

Yes, that’s right – I am in a desperate need of a holiday. I am not necessarily talking about going somewhere sunny and warm (although that would be very nice);  in fact, I don’t actually need to go anywhere as such. I just need a break, from pretty much everything. This …

3 Reasons Why People Struggle With Maths

Maths is one of those subjects that people believe they are either good or rubbish at, with very little – if any – space for the middle ground. Those who are good at maths, tend to take it for granted. Many assume that if they understand it, so should everyone else. Those who are not particularly …

The Cost Of Getting Through 11+ Exams

Quality and affordability of education in the UK, especially at a secondary school level, is often a controversial and divisive subject. This is even …

11+ Preparation – Can It Be Too Much?

11+ exams are looming… With just over six months left before selective secondary schools exams, pressure is building up. Let’s face it – preparation for entrance exams at 11+ is stressful, both for children …

How 11+ Can Change People

Those of you, my readers, whose children have been, or are going through, 11+ preparations and exams, will probably relate to what you are about to read.  …

Perfect Christmas Does Not Exist

Christmas has just gone and very soon New Year’s Eve will be out of the way, too.  After that, we can breathe a sigh …

3 Annoying Things Other Parents Do

Chances are, those of my readers who are not parents themselves can find many more than just three annoying things about parents in general …

How Not to Drown in Social Media

Before you go much further into this post, please pause for a moment and think about the following statements: a) you are aware …