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This week on the blog I will be featuring posts on the theme of supporting kids’ learning. Once you have kids in school it is often difficult to know: how much to help what help to give and if you are teaching them the right things! I have a couple of fab guest posts lined […]

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Our second son enters year 7 this year. In Victoria, this is the first year of secondary / high school. When my first son went into year 7, I found the year a massive learning curve for me as a parent. At the end of the year I wrote this post sharing my learnings – […]

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As I mentioned in a recent post, 2014 holds lots of new things for our family with regards to school. Our youngest is starting school, our daughter in year five is changing schools and our second eldest is starting secondary school. It will be an exciting time for us. There will be some nerves and […]

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This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. 2013 has provided a very big learning curve for me as a parent. I had heard that Year 9 was a challenging year for parents and our son’s school has a separate campus for Year 9 as they also know it is a unique time in […]

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active study strategies for teenagers

This is part of my monthly series on Parenting Teenagers. Our almost 15 year old commences year nine end of year exams on Monday. At the school he attends they have exams at the end of Semesters one and two from year seven. For our son, this has been a good thing. Each year the […]

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parenting teenagers

“It’s not you, it’s me.” A fairly well known phrase, generally for relationship break ups, but this post about parenting teenagers, take this very philosophy.  In my first post on parenting teenagers, I wrote mainly about the behaviour of our eldest son (14 years old). This month I have been thinking more about my behaviour; what […]

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