coaching, reading and writing skills, story writing

Writing: The writer stays in control.


The writing Roles of 'writer' and 'editor' help keep your writer in control of their writing.  Dear families. Many of us have a tendency to believe that we know more than our children...and often we are right, but in the case of writing stories I can't emphasize enough the importance of NOT taking over your… Continue reading Writing: The writer stays in control.

homework, Math, reading and writing skills

How to help your child so reading, writing, and Mathematics becomes fun.


Reading, writing, and doing Mathematics: How not to help your child. Think back to when you were a child and being told that you would like something you had already got to dislike. Do you remember how annoying and unhelpful those talks were? You didn't believe them. You wished they would stop trying to convince… Continue reading How to help your child so reading, writing, and Mathematics becomes fun.

coaching, Math, reading and writing skills

Coming from left field when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics: The importance of surprise!


Coming from left field: How to use reverse psychology when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics skills. Surprise works! Your main aim when teaching your children is to encourage your student to stay alert, or in optimal learning mode while learning reading, writing, or Mathematics skills. So I often do the opposite of what an adult… Continue reading Coming from left field when coaching reading, writing, or Mathematics: The importance of surprise!

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How to Develop Mutual Respect When Helping Your Child Learn New Skills


The honeymoon is over: How to develop a respectful coaching relationship to help your child master reading, writing, and Mathematics skills A respectful coaching partnership: Different but equal. Your child can be keen to work with you at home on reading, writing, and Mathematics skills in the beginning. If you had a honeymoon period when… Continue reading How to Develop Mutual Respect When Helping Your Child Learn New Skills

reading and writing skills

The first years of school


In the southern hemisphere another school year is rushing towards us like an out of control train and your child is going to walk into another phase of their life - as a school kid. Start getting your child ready for school now. There is a great deal you can do to help your child… Continue reading The first years of school

homework, Math

Maths is easy too!


Recently several mothers confessed that they had trouble helping their children because they failed at Maths at school. Those mothers and I had a lovely time learning fast and easy ways to coach their children number facts, addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers such as 358+249= and 89-35= and multiplication and division.… Continue reading Maths is easy too!