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This Month in the Blogosphere - August 2010

Goodness - hasn't August just flown by? I do hope you've all had a wonderful time over the Summer. At Perform, we've been super-busy preparing for the Autumn term and getting plans in place to open new schools. Plus, following a new piece of research from Save The...

The One Where I Get Cross About Overly Indulgent Parenting

Dear readers, this particular post is in grave danger of dissolving into an incoherent rant of epic proportions - hopefully I can hold it together long enough to put forward my argument in a sane and sensible way... Hold on to your hats, boys and girls. Let's travel...

This Month in the Blogosphere - July 2010

Hello and welcome to this month in the blogosphere - July 2010 edition. Essentially it's a round up post of anything and everything which has made me inadvertently snort tea out of my nostrils, inspired me, made me cry or is otherwise note-worthy. I'm hoping to make...

Is Your Child a Perfectionist?

As a (recovering) perfectionist myself, I spent years labouring under the misapprehension that perfectionism was a 'good' thing. It meant I was dedicated, it meant I did a good job, it meant I was focused. However, it also made me pretty unhappy. There's a big...

Helping Your Child to Concentrate

Developing concentration skills is a key part in a child's development - and succeeding in any field, be it artistic, sporting or academic requires the ability to concentrate on the task at hand. Concentration is one of what we call the Four Cs (along with confidence,...

Tips to Deal with Bossy Children

Many children reach a 'bossy' stage at one time or another, for most it's simply part of their development - as they develop a stronger sense of self, they want to take more control. This may manifest itself in a number of ways - perhaps in their interactions with...

The Confidence to be Different

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Seuss I love that quote. At Perform, I come into contact with children every day who worry that they're 'different'. All too...

Praising Children

Most parents totally accept the idea that praising children is very important. You can use praise in any number of ways e.g. you've noticed their actions and appreciate them; or you may use praise to recognise and commend their talents or abilities. It can help boost...

On Not Sweating the Small Stuff....

Over the weekend I was catching up on my blog reading, and was delighted to find the following poem on Susan K Mann's fabulous blog. If I had my child to raise over again - by Diana Loomans. If I had my child to raise over again. I'd finger paint more, and point...

Competitive Parents

Some people are more competitive than others, it's a fact of life. I have to confess that I have a competitive streak - oddly enough about things that really don't matter. Things like Singstar (I just have to win). Things also once got pretty ugly between my husband...
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