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Welcome

Welcome to MY BLOG It has come about because I believe I have the experience, aptitude, willingness and dedication to mentor parents who are home-schooling their child for any reason. The articles I publish are to share with you what issues are important when educating young children. I publish on a regular basis.  The article […]

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The Incredible Legacy of Dr Seuss

Very few parents have not heard the name Dr Seuss. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1921, to Henrietta Seuss and Robert Theodor Geisel who named him Theodor Seuss Geisel. His boyhood home was in Fairfield Street near Mulberry Street. His family is of German descent. Theodor Seuss Geisel was a talented […]

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Teach Your Child to Succeed

As a homeschooling parent, you have the opportunity to provide the rounded education to give your child the self-confidence, sense of responsibility and creativity essential to build their life on their terms. Keep in mind that whatever you believe success to be it won’t change who you are, how you feel or what you do. […]

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No-one is Born with Spelling Ability

No one is born knowing the correct spelling of words  I have lost count of the number of times someone has told me they are ‘not good at spelling’. People believe you are born to be good at the correct spelling of words or you are not. Many believe that spell-checkers online is the answer […]

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Teaching Boys to Prosper in the Modern World

Education authorities are waking up to the fact that there is a collective failure to provide a suitable education that engages boys. The latest 1019 NAPLAN results in Australia point out a specific problem with Year 9 students, particularly boys. It is the tip of the iceberg. Statistics tell us the following: · Boys repeat […]

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Brain Development in Children – What Parents Must Know

Most people will agree that our brain is the most crucial organ in our body. It controls and coordinates our actions and reactions. It enables us to think, feel and have memories. Two hundred and fifty thousand neurons were added every minute to our developing brain during gestation. We have all the neurons we will […]

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Empowered Parents Train Themselves to Use the Following Skills

Parenting is the most challenging and responsible job anyone can have. There is more criticism than support for parents. You have to learn the skills of parenting so you can give your child or children the best start possible. How you have been parented influences your parenting style. Most parents provide enough intimacy, show love […]

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The NAPLAN Controversy is Alive and Well

“We are educating people beyond their creativity” Educator, Sir Ken Robinson, presents an entertaining and profoundly moving case for an education system that nurtures a child’s creativity. Listen to get education into perspective. NAPLAN The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assessments happen every year for year three, five, seven and nine Australian […]

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The Value of Children’s Literature

There are many ways to gain knowledge and it doesn’t have to be only from books. BUT A life without reading books is a limiting one. Reading books are one of the primary ways to develop critical thinking skills.  As you read you are required to think and process information in a way watching television […]

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Why Homeschool?

Are you homeschooling your child or children? The term ‘homeschooling’ usually refers to the process of educating children by parents or legal guardians. Homeschooling is legal in Australia, the United States and Great Britain. It is probably legal in many other countries as well. There are legal requirements for homeschooling. They vary from country to […]

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