coaching, homework, reading and writing skills, Uncategorized

What if your child can’t read or write well….is that it?


A few weeks ago I met a young man in his twenties who in the course of our conversation disclosed what exactly his mother had done to help him at home  when he was young and having great difficulty learning to read and write. What she did gave him the opportunity to fulfill more of… Continue reading What if your child can’t read or write well….is that it?

coaching, homework, reading and writing skills, Uncategorized

Reading – how to help your child read well and with pleasure


Check out this blog by a mother of 9 titled  'raising children is not a default chore is inspiring. As parents living in a society with many pressures brought to bear on us to be so much more than good parents, we need all the inspiration we can gather to stay focused on remembering what… Continue reading Reading – how to help your child read well and with pleasure

homework

Being positively persistent about regular homework


Are you frustrated about the lack of homework happening in your home? Do you find it hard to be consistent and persistent with your child and their homework? I'm here to encourage you to persist. As Babe Ruth the famous American baseball player said, "You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up. Webster's… Continue reading Being positively persistent about regular homework

coaching, goal-setting

Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.


I’m going to give you a way to work gently and firmly with yourself and your family so that the coaching happens regularly and you help your child succeed at school. Think about what you can do: Expand your circle of influence Stephen Covey in his book 'First things first'  talks about the difference between… Continue reading Take control: Help your child’s reading, writing, and Maths skills.