Why does my child tantrum when they come home from school? The Cola Bottle Analogy

photo of an exploding cola bottle with the text Bad Behaviour After School? The Cola Bottle Analogy

Have you ever noticed that children seem to behave worse when they come home from school? From tantrums, screaming and crying, to rudeness and defiance. They seem to have had a good day at school and the teacher hasn’t mentioned any problems or misbehaviour. You can’t see any reason why they’re behaving this way and […]

What I wish my friends & family understood about my child’s school refusal

Having a child who refuses to go to school means you find yourself in a very difficult situation. You need support around you to help you support your child and this is where friends can be a great help. Yet, dealing with an emotional child who suffers from school refusal means you often find yourself […]

Why Mums Need to Look After Themselves

Being a mum is hard. With everything a mum has to juggle and balance you often feel like a juggler trying to keep several balls in the air at once.   Each child, the house, your husband, the pets, the car, finances…. The list is extensive With all these balls up in the air, it’s easy […]

Top Tips on Helping Children Starting Secondary School

This September my middle child will be moving from primary school to secondary school. She will be leaving most of her friends who are going to a different secondary school. This week she had her Year 6 Leavers Prom and it was clear by the end of the night that moving to secondary school is […]

Year 6 Leavers Prom

At my children’s primary school, leaving year 6 is quite a big deal. With the choice of 3 different secondary schools (although only one is the main catchment school) it means the children have to split up. Ruby, my 11-year-old, has a lovely class. She has been with most of them since playschool and she […]