October 13, 2015
Dyslexia Awareness Month

You are not Dyslexic

Whenever someone tells me that they are dyslexic, I always say ‘Hi Dyslexic, I’m Elaine’.  Usually they’ll look at me quizzically and say ‘no – I […]
September 29, 2015
How long should homework take

Homework – A Thorny Issue

“Homework is one of the thorniest issues at primary level”. Not my words but those of Peter Mullen of the Irish National Teachers Organisation, in an […]
September 24, 2015
When do we allow children to make mistakes?

Allowing our children to take responsibility for themselves

My husband is terrible at remembering dates. He just doesn’t know birthdays or anniversaries. He has a constant fear of forgetting his god-son’s birthday & every […]
September 17, 2015
Alternative Education System in Finland

An Education System that Doesn’t Teach Subjects

Imagine a world where your school day was no longer dominated by subjects, such as maths or history or geography, but instead everything was jumbled up […]
September 11, 2015
Best description or explanation of Dyspraxia

What is Dyspraxia?

When you are dressing a child, you don’t put on their coat first, then their jumper and finally their vest, not unless it’s ‘Crazy Clothes Day’ […]
September 2, 2015
Tips for parents for back to achool

Back to School: how to survive the SECOND week!

First week down, breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve gotten through the drama of ‘Back to School’.  Well done you. Unfortunately, come Monday, you’re going to […]