Career guidance for kids

How young is too young to start thinking about your child’s career? During most of the school years both you and your child are probably more concerned about grades, friends, sport and other interests. Career exploration is also an important part of your child’s development and it benefits them to be aware of a multitude […]

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Global view of homeschooling

Homeschooling is legal in many countries around the world. It is interesting to see that some of the most prevalent homeschooling countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, India and USA. Some countries have highly regulated homeschooling systems that are an extension of the school system.  Yet in other countries like Germany, Brazil and Turkey, […]

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Choosing the right Tutor Centre

Homeschooling  is based on the principles of honesty and integrity as there is a lot of flexibility and trust that the happens around how exams and assessments are conducted up to the level of grade 10 – in the FET phase things become a lot more serious and rigid.  Unfortunately this system can be open […]

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Comparing Kids

Comparison is a common approach that parents adopt to ascertain the performance of their children. Parents always want to know if their child’s academic or sporting achievements are ‘normal’, better or excellent versus those of their peers, family and friends.  Parents will give examples of other children or siblings accomplishments as a way to motivate […]

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Family Pets

There are so many benefits that pets provide for kids and the whole family, but it is a big responsibility that needs careful consideration.  Kids always get wrapped up in the idea of owning a new pet, but it’s up to parents to make sure the experience is a positive one and that the pets […]

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Distracted Parenting

We always hear how bad too much screen time is for the kids, but when it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about their kids screen time – and more about their own! Our society is reaching peak criticism of digital devices – smart phones in particular – that are always close on […]

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Working memory

Working Memory is very important basic mental skill for use in our daily life, as well as the life of a child. Working memory is a cognitive system with a limited capacity that is responsible for temporarily holding information available for processing.  Working memory is key to learning as it helps kids hold on to […]

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Allowing your child to fail

Allowing your child to fail will help them to succeed.  These are good words to remember in your quest to raise ‘star’ children.  As parents we all have the desire to see our kids excel and we sometimes don’t allow them to make their own mistakes and learn from them.  This over-parenting or helicopter parenting, […]

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Education Trends

We are educating our kids today for future jobs that don’t even exist at this time. The way technology is changing and the world is evolving at a head spinning rate, we have to pause and question the relevance of what is being taught in the school curriculum and the way that we educate our […]

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Getting your child to study

Does your home become a war zone at exam time?  Is your child studying or simply wasting time? Here is some advice that we hope you find helpful as exam time can be very stressful for the whole family. Referring back to a recent blog we did, the very first thing to consider is your […]

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