In this Tag Archive, you can find all of the Articles on our site which are about school-aged children wellness. We all want our children happy and healthy.

School-aged children are submitted to many stressors. Promoting school-aged children wellness is therefore so important. Whether it is impending exams, high workload, problems at home, or just dealing with the normal stressors. School-aged children are not only bombarded by these normal stressors though. These days children want phones at a younger age, they have access to social media and chat platforms from younger. They are submitted to flawless profile pics and online bullying. The list goes on. We highlight these and look at possible strategies and solutions.

We follow these issues and also get experts to advise on those relating to school-aged children wellness. Therefore we look at issues from correct eating, to study tips and in between. We all want happy and healthy children. Therefore we learn from each other when necessary. As the African saying goes; It takes a village to raise a child. Let’s learn from each other.

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Cultivating Self-Belief in Your Child

Tennis player turned executive performance coach, Marius Barnard discusses what broader life lessons young players can learn through their participation in sport. How their self-belief can be built through their participation in sport. Coaches, parents and players often overlook character building and individual development when assessing the benefits of sport and what it can teach…

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Virtual Sixth Form Open Days

Times have changed. You can no longer just phone up a chosen school or attend a few different Sixth Forms that seem of interest. As most of the world has moved online, so has school applications. This, of course, includes open days turning into virtual open evenings and virtual video tours. This is not all…

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Testing for dyslexia

Welcome to our testing for dyslexia/dyslexia tests info. Here are some example dyslexia questions – suitable for a child. Are you above-average intelligence, but unable to read at your grade level? Do you struggle with word problems — even though you’re good at maths? After reading a passage, can you summarise it?… Discuss the key…

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Support Student Wellbeing

It is safe to say that the Coronavirus pandemic brought a host of unexpected challenges to our everyday lives. Not least to our mental and specifically student wellbeing.  Effect of School Closure on Student Wellbeing On the 20th of March, schools in England were closed indefinitely to most students and learning was moved online. Being…

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Keep calm and enjoy Your Children

Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. While both may involve screaming, kicking, shouting, biting and even swearing, there are some fundamental differences. Tantrums involve a child who has been frustrated in their attempt to do or have something, they usually only occur with an audience and…

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How stressed is your child?

Being a child in today’s society can be very stressful. Not only do they have to deal with puberty and the normal stresses of childhood, but also the added strains of technology, social media and higher academic expectations. It might be a good idea to have a look at your child’s stress levels. Stress can…

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A Fresh Start To A New School Year

We’re busy people. And we’ve passed this busy attitude on to our kids. We rush around from one thing to the next. From one year to the next, without ever stopping to reflect and take stock of where we are and where we want to go. The new school year is a great time for…

Instagram helps stressed students.

Exam time is stressful enough for any student. Whereas those leaving the exam hall once shared their thoughts with mates in the playground, these days much of the chat is via social media. 5 tips to reduce your stress levels Facebook-owned social media platform Instagram said it had found the use of the hashtag #examstress…

GCSE Options Guest Blog – from our Pupil Pulpit

Our latest Pupil Pulpit guest blog comes from Eve, aged 14, who relates her recent personal experiences of selecting her GCSE Options. PUPIL PULPIT – Eve’s GCSE Options Recently I made my options decision for GCSE. The choices or amount of freedom varies from school to school but I had to choose between history and geography,…

Tech-savvy Parenting in a Tech-driven World

An insightful guest blog by Eloise Grobbelaar, looking at how to be tech-savvy parents in a world filled with technology. Eloise Grobbelaar is the founder of Growth and Grit – which is all about raising happy and strong children in this fast-changing world. How much screentime? For the first time in human history, we are learning…

Creativity in Education

Everyone knows education is one of the most valued things in our culture; it shapes young minds that take us into our terrifying future. Children starting school in September 2019 won’t be retiring until around 2090. We children have to be taught how to survive in the world in 30 years. Yet we don’t know…

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Try our latest learning styles quiz

Effective Learning by Finding Your Learning Style We also take a closer look at how your child can reach their full potential by finding their own learning style.  We all think differently, perceive differently and learn differently. To learn your own preferences and in making learning fun, not only creates a happier child but breeds…

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Cyber-security threats and protecting children

Cyber-security threats and protecting children When kids use technology there’s always a potential threat. Whether if it was their personal information. Or the account information of their parents. Kids and technology should always have enhanced protection. Whether they are surfing the web. Or just playing games. Kids should not be exposed to the evils of…

How much homework is necessary?

How much homework is necessary?

Homework can have a positive effect on a child’s performance. But it needs to be proportionate and relevant, not set simply to please the parent or headteacher.  How much homework is necessary? How much homework is too much? And does it really have any benefit at all? Certainly, Match of the Day presenter and father…

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How to eat healthily during exams

Welcome to our 11+ blog titled, How to eat healthily during exams. Below we explain how to stay healthy during exams and provide health tips during exams. * * * CONTENT UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 * * *   How to eat healthily during exams Plus we offer some nutrition tips for exam success provided to…

Words of encouragement for a test

In this post, we will look at ideas for encouraging children’s learning. Words of encouragement for kids motivation comes from being acknowledged. Words of encouragement for kids motivation In this post, we will share some nice sayings and positive words on how to encourage children. They will help them feel inspired and motivated. Praise is…