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Don’t Miss: An Upcoming “Learning How to Learn” One-day Workshop for Parents and Children from Mindgility

For those families that have children soon to or have just transitioned from primary to secondary school, you would hope that the change would be a seamless one for both the child and parents. However the reality can sometimes be a different story, as life can throw unforeseen obstacles or

Dealing With Grief – We Need to Talk about Difficult Subjects with our Kids

Last week I was touched by a soul I had never met and the dignity and bravery of his family who opened their hearts to their community to share in the celebration of his life. I never personally knew the 16 year old boy, whose funeral it was, but as

Don’t Miss: Two Upcoming EFL Spring Workshops from HERD

Still trying to implement those New Year’s Resolutions? Let Kate and Kylie from HERD help you with their new unique Springtime offering: “Be Your Purpose”. A new one-day workshop* that will endeavour to help you ‘live intentionally by getting clear on what is important to you, then setting a guiding

Why Actively Listening to Children and Young People is a Skill

Most adults will agree that when you really need someone to listen to you it does not help if all you get are unsolicited advice, the other person’s opinion or worst still constant interruptions from their handheld device. In fact many adults are becoming quite vocal about how much they

Christmas: to Stay or Not to Stay, That is the Question?

With the traditional time upon us when families come together to celebrate Christmas I have been talking to friends about their plans and preparations for this holiday season. It does not surprise me that they speak of feeling stressed by the prospect of organising celebrations; the kids, their spouses, the

Passage is offering a “Time Out for Parents” in the Spring

Have you ever had one of those days when sibling rivalry has turned to war and your partner is picking holes in your attempts at discipline? Voices are getting louder, tempers are rising and everything is spiraling out of control. You find yourself shouting or using ‘your parent voice’ –

EVENT: Upcoming ISL Parenting Seminar with Freerk Ykema on “Raising Boys”

This is a timely reminder that the International School of Luxembourg (ISL) are holding their 4th Parent Seminar of the year on Thursday 24th March. This event is not to be missed as special guest speaker Freerk Ykema – founder and author of the world renowned “Rock and Water Program”

New Year Resolutions or Revolutions?

Here we are again at the beginning of a New Year and I can’t help but feel a little ‘deja vu’. The years seem to roll round just that little bit quicker which I’m told is a normal change in perception the more time you’ve spent on this earth (Making

What Do You Do When Your Children Become Too Old To Sit On Your Lap?

Recently I have noticed a great deal on social media about reading to children with some fabulous quotes and photos such as ‘Children are made readers in the laps of their parents’ or ‘There is no app to replace your lap. Read to your child.’ However, what do you do

Parental Bloopers: The Out-Takes

Surely all parents have experienced the time when they wished that the ground would ‘swallow them up’. Maybe when your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of the supermarket or your teenager talks back to you in public. These can be embarrassing at the time, even humiliating, but generally