Children’s mental health has been in the headlines once again. Statistics are showing that the numbers of referrals from schools asking for mental health support for the children in their classes has risen by more than a third. And the ages of those children are getting younger, many of them at the Primary stage. So... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
There has been a steady increase in the numbers of families in the UK who home school according to a report by the BBC recently. Home schooling, or home educating as it’s also known, has risen by forty percent over the last three years. Parents cite a number of reasons why they choose to home... Read more »
Following the worrying news recently that obesity is another risk factor in contracting cancer, its seriousness second only to the risk of smoking, it’s perhaps time for parents to take another look at their diet and exercise habits. For it is family habits, developed when the children are young and continued throughout childhood as a... Read more »
It seems obvious to state that all children are different and develop at different rates, but it’s something easily forgotten by parents worrying about their child’s progress, especially with reading. If the child’s reading skills are not developing fast enough for the demands and expectations of a rigid curriculum then their general progress in school... Read more »
The pressure on parents is becoming increasingly overwhelming. The balance between trying to give children attention, work effectively, manage family affairs let alone a relationship between parents, can be a juggling match many are familiar with. Add in the pressures of homework and listening to them read each day, and the prospect of reading to... Read more »