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Which is better private or state schools

Although my main focus is on Mums, there is bound to be some stuff that I pick up to do with helping our children at school, especially as I have a very different viewpoint of bullying than the norm (hence I’ve done a summary for you).  You can check out everything I’ve written about my experience with school or my kids by checking the category of ‘schools‘ or ‘starting reception‘.  But I thought I would summarise for you my best posts, so that you don’t miss any.

Choosing schools, assessments and rejections

When the environment we are in doesn’t help us to bloom

7 Tips to help your child enjoy school more

Giving Your Child Confidence by focussing out of school

How playdates help with school and bullying

When your child thinks that everyone is against him

Remember to see how good you are at stuff

The power of monkeys in giving security

Competition isn’t bad, it just is

School, the problem is they can’t do everything

Handing your child over to strangers

Seriously, why am I crying, he’s just starting school

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How to get Vouchers/Adverts for your school or charity

Posted on Jun 9th, 2016 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

It's school summer fair season again!  That means I've been approached by a LOT of schools in the surrounding area, for either adverts in their…

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What’s the point to an after school club – I get it at last!

Posted on Jun 4th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 13 Comments

After school clubs - we often worry about them. Have we chosen the right one?  Too few?  Too many?  Do kids really need them? If they aren't…

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Is Having Two Kids Harder Than One?

Posted on Oct 16th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 20 Comments

  Things are so much easier now! AND SO MUCH HARDER!   Philosophically I get that life is just different, children change, our…

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Which is better private or state schools

Why we changed our mind from state school to private and back again

Posted on May 12th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 31 Comments

Choosing schools must be one of the most stressful experiences a parent ever goes through. Changing where you child goes to school is even…

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Which is better private or state schools

Does your past affect your worries about your children’s schooling?

Posted on Mar 7th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

What makes us feel one way or the other about education and the choices that we have to make for our children? Some of it must be society and…

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Family Gap Year vs Finding The Magic at home

Posted on Dec 19th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 11 Comments

With the big hairy northern one being made redundant, we've been talking about taking a year out as a family gap year; maybe 6 months in the states,…

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What to tell your kids about Advertising?

Posted on Sep 30th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

Apparently today the government is suggesting media lessons for primary school kids.  Do we really need this?  What do you tell your kids about…

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Video Wed: New School Year Resolutions: What is or is not your responsibility?

Posted on Sep 7th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

I confess, I have a bad habit of taking responsibility for stuff that isn't my shit and getting knackered in the process.  I'm about a zillion times…

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Problem Corner: Tips for dealing with being intimidated by other mums at toddler group or school gate

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

A lovely Mum I know posted the following tweet oneday 'Hate that I'm intimidated by toddler group. Need to grow some balls. Figuratively speaking.'…

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Video Wed: Back To School and Back To Mine

Posted on Apr 27th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

So it's back to school for Curly Headed Boy for two days, one of which is a Royal Wedding Party!  Then off for a long weekend and back again.  Then…

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Competition isn’t bad it just is

Posted on Apr 5th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

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…

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Which is better private or state schools

7 Tips For Helping Your Child Enjoy School More

Posted on Mar 29th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

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…

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Tummy Bugs, Time frames, Happy Sick Days and Flannels

Posted on Mar 17th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

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…

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Video Wed: Thought Provoking Cartoon About Education

Posted on Mar 16th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

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…

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Giving your children confidence by focussing outside of school

Posted on Mar 15th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

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…

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

Posted on Mar 4th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

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…

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The Power of a couple of monkeys in giving security

Posted on Feb 9th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

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).…

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

Posted on Feb 4th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

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…

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How Play Dates help with school and bullying

Posted on Jan 28th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

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…

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When your child thinks that ‘everyone’ is against him

Posted on Jan 21st, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 5 Comments

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…

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When the environment we are in doesn’t encourage us to blossom

Posted on Jan 17th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 6 Comments

We are a bit like plants, and our children are too.  Some environments help us to blossom, and some are more of a struggle. Put us in the right…

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Remember to see how good you are at stuff

Posted on Jan 14th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

This is as much a reminder to me as to you! I find that we often don't think we are successful or clever at something because the stuff we have…

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2010 what a year! Gifts and Challenges all round.

Posted on Jan 4th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

I normally write a letter about my year and send it out with Christmas cards, but this year I'm too late, so instead I thought I'd write a blog post.…

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It’s All Change On The Western Front

Posted on Sep 15th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 0 Comments

It's been a weird 6 months, I appear to have been in mega 'declutter your life' mode. You would have thought that giving birth to little…

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School: The Problem Is They Can't Do Everything

Posted on Sep 12th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

I've unravelled some of my discomfort last week with curly headed boy starting school, so I feel much clearer this morning.  Apart from the obvious…

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Handing Your Child Over To Strangers

Posted on Sep 9th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

It's against everything we've ever been told not to do, and everything that a Mother feels is right.  But there we all are, handing our children…

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Seriously, Why Am I Crying, He’s Just Starting School?!!!

Posted on Sep 7th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

I cried the last morning morning I dropped curly headed boy at nursery 8 weeks ago. I cried when I picked him up. I cried when I bought his…

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First’s and Last’s

Posted on Jul 25th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

This week is a perfect example of the dichotomy of a Mum's life, the confusion between pleasure and pain, all at the same time (you know, like the…

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Choosing Schools, School Assessments and Potential Rejections

Posted on Oct 25th, 2009 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

So this is a blog very close to my heart at the moment, having just been through an incredibly stressful 2 weeks, with a few more to go!  So I can…

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