The Italian Project

Each year, the children are sent home from primary school with a fun filled “home project”, because it’s very important that the teachers share the eyestabbing-with-a-blunt-rabbit love that is “children and doing what they are asked to do”. Given parents get a bit more of the “Where the fuck are…

10 More Excuses for Not Doing Homework

The homework issue is something that has been a bone of contention in this household for like, ever. Part of it I put down to the fact that some bright spark determined that homework was a ‘bad’ thing and of ‘no benefit’ to primary school children, and what with our…

Real Mums Tips: Helping Kids with their Spelling

School is back, and we’re all looking for easy, practical ways to help our kids thrive and support them in their learning. Time constraints, busyness and other factors – such as certain subjects not being your particular forte – can make it difficult … we get it! Here’s a handy…

Confusing Parental Position

I received a phone call earlier this week regarding Monkey Boy’s performance at school. One which not only surprised me , but also several of his teachers. Work not handed in. Admittedly, for a subject he doesn’t like, but you know, shit happens and there is always stuff in your…