How to Raise an Optimistic Child

Why is optimism important? Is it something that can be learned? These questions are often asked when parents begin to consider what character traits their child might have as they grow up. Are you an optimist or not? You might be considering how your own outlook affects that of your child and at the core of this is a very natural desire for your child to be happy. One of the best ways to stay happy and balanced in life is to be optimistic, to have a cheerful disposition and the ability to remain positive in the face of life’s challenges. People who struggle to stay upbeat and hopeful are often the people who also struggle to feel happy and satisfied in their lives.

Helping Your Child Learn a New Language

If you’re interested in helping your child to learn a new language, then you probably know that the earlier you start, the more chance of success you will have. More than one language is a huge advantage in terms of a child’s future opportunities in both education and work. That’s without even considering the social benefits. This independent school in London believes that excellence is achieved in small increments and that’s how you should look at developing your child’s language skills. Small hurdles, one step at a time.


What Does it Take to Be An Effective School Leader?

Without an effective leader, school students are unlikely to reach their full potential, both academically and on a personal level. When looking for a new school for your child, no matter their age, it is important to consider the leadership and their priorities. Do these priorities line up to your own? You may be wondering what it takes to be an effective leader, and therefore what it takes to help young people grow up to be successful, happy and healthy individuals. Read on for some further information.


The Importance of Pastoral Care in Schools

Every school requires a pastoral care department to help maintain the community spirit and ensure every child is happy and reaching their full potential. It’s a complicated aspect of any school and shares many similarities with parenting, other than the fact that it involves taking care of hundreds of kids rather than just a few. As such, thorough policies and procedures must be in place to ensure the pastoral care is successful. Every school will have a unique approach, but the fundamental goals of pastoral carers are always the same; to ensure every child prospers, both academically and personally. I have teamed up with an independent school in Surrey to explore in further detail the importance of pastoral care.

Advice On Hiring Gardeners And Contractors

Whether your garden requires simple weeding or general cleanup, you've got to find the right gardener to help tidy your green space. 

First, decide the exact kind of work that you want to do. Gardeners provide a wide range of services which typically depend on their levels of training and years of experience. While some gardeners specialise in general maintenance of existing garden designs, others focus on tree surgery, landscaping, or long-term planning.

Top Tips for Helping Your Kids with Maths

Some people are great with numbers, others are better with words, and some prefer hands-o activities like art or sport. Children who struggle with maths shouldn’t feel ashamed; it’s likely that they thrive in other areas of their education. However, maths cannot be avoided as it is one of the core subjects in the National Curriculum and students must study it until at least the end of their GCSEs. With that said, you may need to give your child a little helping hand when it comes to maths. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a pro at maths yourself in order to help your child. An independent school in London have put together the following tips.


Ride On Bikes For Children Of All Ages

I'm sure you remember being younger and seeing a little child rolling down the path on a ride on car and being a little jealous that those of us that were older didn't have something similar. Wishing you could have a go but knowing you'd never get your legs back out from under the dash if you tried squeezing in.

We all grew up dreaming of being able to ride big buggies, like they do in American movies, and fly down dirt roads, but never actually being able to find anything like that in our area. I mean, when I was growing up, I never had the chance to ride a quad bike because there was nowhere that sold them.

Nowadays though, there is so much more choice for all ages of children. And so, here is a range of ones that would be ideal for little ones, right up to the teens...


The best family holiday destinations in 2020

After an eventful year, to say the least, many families will be keen to explore holiday destinations for this year and beyond. Deciding on travel items and essentials is hard if you don't know where you're off to. There are so many options to choose from, too.

A holiday is a vitally important activity for a family. Not only does a family holiday create memories, but it can help establish lasting relationships and enable various family members to bond. It can also be educational, allowing your children to experience a different culture and a way of life, therefore making them more aware of the world and the different types of people on our planet. The benefits are endless, not least for us parents too. With many prime holiday hotspots offering childcare and the option for parents to switch off fully, a holiday can be beneficial for everyone.

Getting Ready For High School With Treads Shoes

It's safe to say that this school year has been pretty much a wash out as most children have been home from March onward. For T, with this being his last year of primary school, it was made worse by the fact that he didn't get to see his school friends, his teachers and or school, for those last few months. 

What's more, it also meant that he hasn't been ale to do transition days, visit his new school, or prepare much, in any way, for his start in high school. Luckily his high school have been great, offering videos and information on their website so that he could see a tour of his school, and know what he can and can't bring to school.


Why It's Important To Protect Your Family For The Future

When you have children, the importance of protecting them is paramount. You walk outdoors and hold their hand so they don't run near the road. You put parental controls online so they cannot see anything untoward. You give them lifts, and ring them every half hour when they get older, so you know they're okay. Us parents do everything we can to protect our children, and that doesn't stop in the future either. 

One thought I had when I became a parent was, what would happen if anything was to happen to me, and I was no longer here to look after my child? And that's the time I looked into life insurance and realised just how important it can be, when it comes to having a family.


How To Throw An Afternoon Tea Party

As someone who has been out for afternoon tea quite a few times, I know just how appealing, delicate and tasty they are. The effort that goes in to making them, the flavours, and the work it takes, afternoon tea is such a lovely thing. 

But at the moment, a lot of us still don't really want to go out all too much, and so, if you're missing those afternoon tea vibes, I thought I'd give you a guide to afternoon tea so that you can prep it at home and have your own afternoon tea party for you and your family. 

Now there aren't any rules when it comes to the food on an afternoon tea, but a standard one comprises a tier of sandwiches, a tier of cakes and one of scones. However, at home, this can totally be geared more to what you love, so you could throw in pastries or biscuits, or even go for a different theme entirely.


Using Astronomy In Decor - A Desenio Prints Review

What compels you to view the night sky? The other night, I was out taking a night walk around the area we live. The world around me was at rest. In the distance, I could hear birds calling into the night. The air had that slightly cool, slightly moist feel that it gets at this time of year. It was quiet, and clear, you could see the into the sky for what looked like forever. 

I adore stargazing. On the best nights, I find myself in a reflective mood, whether I've gone out to a field to experience the whole sky, or am just looking into the darkness from our garden. It's amazing to think all all that is out there in the sky, most that you cannot even see, but what you can see makes for the perfect scene.


Fashion Statement: Being Bold With What You Wear

Choosing to wear what you like rather than what is fashionable isn’t always an easy task. There is a lot of pressure for people to conform and play it safe with what they wear, with societies around the world having set trends that come in and out of popularity. Of course, though, not everyone wants to fit into the same category. You can express yourself through your clothing, creating art out of the things you wear, and giving people something new to look at in the process. To help you out with this, this article will be exploring some of the work that can go into being bold and making a statement with your style.


How To Prep A Room Before You Decorate

When it comes to decorating a home when you're living it, it's safe to say that it can be a bit of a pain. I mean, you have to find space for all the items that are usually in the room, sort it around everyone in the home, and decorate in stages to fit around everyone's schedules. 

And whilst it's tempting to rush the task and simply paint over old wallpaper or start ripping up old floors, if you want a professional finish, you must include room prep, and this takes time, but gives the best results in the end, so is worth it.


How Do You Pack A Messy House For Painless Moving?

Moving to a new house is one of the most, if not the most, stressful things that anyone can do. There is so much to sort out, so much to do, so little time. We often leave these things until the very last minute and moving to a new house is no different. This page will tell you how you can pack up a messy house and move everything in record timing. Moving to a new house does not need to be stressful anymore, and this page will seriously reduce the amount of time that it takes you, thereby eliminating your stress and anxiety!