The majority of us are right handers. And if we’ve had no direct experience of left handed children we’re probably unaware of the fact that this can sometimes present challenges for them in a right handed world. And there are challenges, as Richard Easterbrook discusses in his enlightening article written from a left hander’s perspective.... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
There have been many articles over the last few years about the benefits of getting children outside. Being outside has an impact on their physical, mental and emotional health, it brings a contrast to the sedentary and indoor pursuits that can become addictive like gaming for example, and it brings them into contact with the... Read more »
As parents we have many difficult issues to face and decisions to make about our children’s welfare. Like many other worries, one we hope we’ll never have to deal with is our child self harming. However, self harm amongst young people is on the increase. And what’s even more worrying is the age at which... Read more »
Parents are generally very keen to encourage their child to take up activities like a new club, a new sport, or learn an instrument perhaps, alongside their education. Many parents like their child’s diary to be full and busy with the range of activities on offer. It helps keep them occupied. It helps dilute the... Read more »
In a culture where staring at your mobile has become a way of life, conversations are in danger of becoming a dying art. We’d rarely converse with anyone at a bus stop any more, or someone seated next to us. (An interesting view on the subject here which although a few years old is still... Read more »