Category Archives: Motivation

Grit, Spit and A Whole Lot Of Duct Tape!

It seems to me that the Madagascar Penguins were onto something when they said this as the plane disintegrated about them but the bigger question is where is our grit, spit and duct tape in life and why on earth … Continue reading

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Dream The (Im)possible Dream

Nurturing The Visionary In Your Child Recently I overheard someone being accused of being “idealistic – all full of vision but not in the real world”.  It was something that stuck in my mind – no more so than the … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Child Prosper

TARGETS, PROGRESS GRADES AND THE STATISTIC ‘STIFLERS‘! Today my son’s progress grades and targets came home and with it a two page letter explaining what all the digits mean.  Now as a family we don’t really buy into all this … Continue reading

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Expectations!

Well with Christmas around the corner, doubtless many children’s expectations will be running high.  They might hide the fact that they have expectations, but with the prepped Christmas lists, visits to Santa, talk about what they would like for Christmas … Continue reading

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Punishment and Behaviour Modification

You know I just don’t get punishment!  To be honest with children it seems relatively ineffective or if not ineffective not always that long lasting which begs the questions how reasonable was it to use punishment in the first place.  … Continue reading

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Reality TV – How Real Is It For Our Children?

X Factor, Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, American Idol, Strictly, Jeremy Kyle, SuperNanny, Kardashians, Born in Chelsea …. the list goes on. Reality TV has become the stalwart of modern broadcasting offering glimpses into the “everyday lives” of the … Continue reading

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Nurturing The Musical Child

Why is music so important in some children’s life and why should it be encouraged? If you have a musical child there is something very unique that cannot be ignored to help them succeed in life.  It is a small … Continue reading

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