It can be very hard for some youngsters to settle into the hubbub of a school. And to stand it long term. For some, the stressful climate, noise, constant interaction and sensory bombardment is not the best place for them to learn and achieve. This is especially true of young people on the autistic... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Whether it’s helping with school homework, or home educating, or just in family discussions parents can often lack confidence with the subject of science. It’s also generally felt among parents and educators that science is perhaps not as important as Maths or English, for example. However, science underpins everything we do, everything we need to... Read more »
Gaming and social networking are an integral part of family life now. It’s normal and acceptable for the kids to be spending a lot of their time at home online and messaging etc. However, in order for that to remain healthily in proportion to other pursuits we perhaps need some input into steering their attention... Read more »
As soon as the internet started there was the opportunity to comment anonymously. At first this seemed to be a good thing, giving voice to those who may otherwise not have the opportunity to express concerns that were real and valid, and which could have a useful impact on making change. However, like with everything,... Read more »
Previous articles have talked about children moving between schools, or onto Uni and ways to make it a little easier. This article looks at the change from school to home education. It is often a little way into the new school year that parents suddenly realise that school is not working for their child and... Read more »