What to Do About Violence at School

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – a Columbine-style attack in a British school, where a disgruntled student, armed with a lethal weapon, starts shooting indiscriminately within the school grounds. While incidents such as these might not be commonplace in the UK – although they are becoming more and more common …

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What to do if your Child is Being Bullied

Too often a child sets off for school (or clubs or sports) ready to have fun and make friends and instead becomes the victim of another child’s bullying. There are many different types of bullying that can occur, and a child may show a variety of warning signs if they’re …

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How to Spot if your Child is Unhappy at School

A child will not necessarily walk up to a parent and tell him or her that they’re unhappy at school. Instead, parents should watch out for a variety of signs that might indicate that all is not well in the school or classroom. Classic signs of a child’s unhappiness in …

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Helping your Child Settle into a New School

One of the biggest events in a child’s life is moving schools. For some children, this can often be quite an ordeal, especailly if they are making the Transition From Primary To Secondary school. But there are many things that parents can do to help their child feel more comfortable. …

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What to do if your Child is Playing Truant

A child may play truant for a variety of reasons, but parents must remember that there is never a good reason for their child to miss out on their education. Skipping school means that a child will fall behind in class, risk their own safety by being somewhere unsupervised, neglect …

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The Transition from Primary to Secondary School.

A child’s transition from primary school to secondary school might very well affect the entire family. This is an exhilarating yet also frightening and frustrating time for a typical child, so parents should recognise that their child may need extra support during this transition. Taking a child to visit the …

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