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Educational, Family Life

Homework Essentials: Time, Space, Support

Homework has certainly been a hot topic in the headlines this year. Whether you’re for or against or somewhere in between, ensuring your child completes theirs can become an onerous extra task loaded into already busy days. With the new school year on the horizon, if your offspring is moving into an important year for their education and perhaps heading up to high school, you may be expecting more homework and potentially dreading the friction it will bring. So what can you do to motivate, encourage and assist your child when it comes to homework completion? Let’s take a look […]

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Family Life

Back To School 2015

Can you believe that summer is over? I certainly can’t. How can it be September already? I think I say this at the beginning of every new month, but where has the year gone? I feel like we are on fast forward, it barely feels like a few days ago since the kids broke up from school, but it has been 9 weeks for us…. 9 weeks. Wow. Dare I mention that it’s only 114 days now until Christmas? No, I probably shouldn’t. So yes, this morning I found myself taking the obligatory ‘back to school’ photos of the kids […]

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Autism

ASD Parenting – Back to School Blues

It feels like the summer holidays have barely begun, and here we are with a week left until the dreaded (or joyous, depending on who you ask) back to school routine starts again for another school year. 8 weeks have passed in the blink of an eye. This can be a time of mixed emotions for children. I always remember the last week of the holidays being a big buzz of excitement. The week before school was usually spent getting new uniforms, and choosing new stationary. We have already done all of that gradually over the last few weeks. Now […]

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School Struggles

Starting school for the first time is often quite a stressful time for both parents and children alike. It’s a massive change, and can take some getting used to. Of course every child is different, and while some take to this whole school thing like a duck to water, some don’t handle the change quite so well. I really thought Caitlin would be part of the first group. She spent a lot of the summer telling me how excited she was, almost counting down the days until she could go to school. She was thrilled by the prospect of meeting […]

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Word of the Week – Routine

We have almost finished the first week of the new school term. The week has had it’s highs and lows, but we’ve made it.  It’s always tough getting back in to something after 9 weeks away from it, the massive change in routine is something that takes getting some used to, and so my word of the week this week is… Yes, gone are the lazy mornings in our pj’s, we actually have to get dressed when we get up now… imagine that! The school routine has well and truly started. For me this means 6.45 starts, which in my […]

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