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Descriptive Praise

Descriptive Praise: The Greatest Motivator

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Calmer, Easier, Happier Screen Time by Noel Janis-Norton

Are you worried that your children or teens are spending too much time in front of screens? You may have tried unsuccessfully in the past to curb screen time. Don’t give up. You don’t have to accept that this is just the way life is nowadays. Getting back in charge of the screens in your home may feel impossible or not worth the hassle...

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Switching the Boy Brain on to Reading by Noel Janis-Norton

(excerpt from "Calmer, Easier, Happier Boys" published 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton)

Why boys need to become readers
Parents and teachers need to move heaven and earth to help boys become skilled and regular readers.
Here’s why....

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Top Tips For Reading Aloud

(excerpt from “Calmer, Easier, Happier Homework” by Noël Janis-Norton)

Read to your child
Reading to our children is the most effective, as well as the easiest, quickest and most enjoyable, way to improve reading comprehension. Unless your child is a very skilled and confident reader, the books she is likely to choose to read for her own pleasure usually will not be particularly challenging. They will probably be within the comfort zone of words she can read without a struggle.....

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The Never Ask Twice Method for Achieving the Habit of Cooperation

There are many times every day when our children are not doing anything wrong, but we have one eye on the clock so we want them to move on from what they are doing in order to start doing the next thing on our agenda.

We would like our children to respond as soon as we give an instruction, but often they’re so absorbed in what they’re doing that they barely seem to hear us. And even when they do hear, they don’t want to stop playing....

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Summer Holidays Survival Tips

The school holidays can seem to last an awfully long time when you've got restless or squabbling children at home. Here are our top tips for keeping your children and teens happily occupied over the summer break...

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Summer Holidays School Success

Help your children achieve their academic potential
Summer holidays can lead to school success!

  • Make a short list of the basic academic skills that you have noticed your children need to improve.
  • To help children learn to tackle schoolwork and homework independently, start by training them to play independently.
  • Limit screen time to one hour a day (a half-hour a day if under aged eight) to give children the opportunity to develop other, more intellectually challenging pastimes.....

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Fostering self-reliance

The ability to deal successfully with everyday situations, whether these situations are familiar or new, is one of the main building blocks of a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Confidence is all about knowing you can handle challenges. It is the attitude of “I can do it!” or “I’ve never done this before, but I’ll give it a try!”...

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Christmas Holidays - Harmony or Hysterics

Children look forward eagerly to the Christmas holidays, while parents may be filled with a nagging sense of dread as they contemplate foot-long to-do lists, a tight budget, squabbling children underfoot, and the shops awash with relentless, commercialised Christmas cheer. But Christmas doesn’t have to be like this. With some careful planning, parents and children can enjoy calmer, easier, happier holidays. Here’s how...

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