Helping Mums Enjoy Being A Mum & Feel Happier, Healthier & Wealthier

Competition isn’t bad it just is

Running Tips

I’ve been meaning to write about competition for ages as it is a really touchy subject.  Should there be competition at schools?  Why do some mums compete with each other about their children?  But I’m particularly writing today because I was talking to a lovely Mum the other day who was feeling bad about suddenly […]

7 Tips For Helping Your Child Enjoy School More

Which is better private or state schools

So Curly Headed Boy started in reception last September.  I expected it to be a bit tricky, but by the end of the first term he was no happier and it was really affecting him at home. So I’ve been posting about the 7 steps (See the category ‘starting reception‘) that I took to try […]

Tummy Bugs, Time frames, Happy Sick Days and Flannels

Tummy Bugs, Time frames, Happy Sick Days and Flannels

Curly Headed Boy got hit by the dreaded tummy bug/virus on monday; I got the dreaded call ‘Mrs Pearson, could you collect your son from school please?”  One part of me loves bugs.  Once you are through the worst, you get to spend real chilled out time with your kids.  BUT OMG day 2 is […]

Video Wed: Thought Provoking Cartoon About Education

Video Wed: Thought Provoking Cartoon About Education

Hi Guys, Welcome to my new slot ‘Video Wed’.  Now normally I’m expecting this to be quick little videos to cheer you up, make you laugh, or inspire you.  But every now and again I might add something different, and that’s how I’m starting. I saw this video last night and was transfixed.  For a […]

Giving your children confidence by focussing outside of school

Giving your children confidence by focussing outside of school

So I mentioned a while back that Curly Headed boy wasn’t happy at school and had lost confidence.  I’m going to summarise all the steps I took to help him out next week.  But first I want to talk about the final option in a bit more detail. Now I’m not a ‘pushy’ mum, as […]

Beginnings and Endings: Sad Goodbyes, Home Updates and Happy Times

Beginnings and Endings: Sad Goodbyes, Home Updates and Happy Times

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet folks, but I have a BIG announcement for next week, so be patient, I hope you are going to love it! Last week was half term and it was a weird week with big ups and downs.  For the first time in ages I didn’t work hardly at all, […]

The Power of a couple of monkeys in giving security

The Power of a couple of monkeys in giving security

I’ve been sharing my tips for helping your kids when they aren’t happy at school, as Curly headed boy was struggling (he has just started reception).  Here is another one of my tips, which has worked surprisingly well, and might be useful if you have kiddies not keen on returning to school after the half […]

When the second child is praised for it’s poo, the first child can struggle!

When the second child is praised for it’s poo, the first child can struggle!

I’ve done a few posts about Curly Headed Boy’s struggles at reception, and the good news is that things definitely seem to be improving.  This morning we had a chat, and it appears that his improved confidence is really affecting his confidence in the class room as well, and he is mixing a lot more […]

How Play Dates help with school and bullying

How Play Dates help with school and bullying

So I have mentioned in a post a few weeks back that Curly Headed Boy wasn’t very happy in reception (first year of school).  Last week I explained how I had tackled one of the problems, which is that he often feels overly criticised by the children in his class.  So, I thought I would […]

When your child thinks that ‘everyone’ is against him

When your child thinks that ‘everyone’ is against him

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that Curly Headed Boy is struggling with his first year at school a little, but we have a plan in place to work on it, and I promised to mention the different things I try, so here is one of them: He happens to be on a table with […]

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