How I encourage my children to open up about their day

Do you find it hard to get your children to talk about their day? Find out how I have got my children to open up about their day at school.

“What have you been up to today?”

“Nothing”

Does this sound familiar to you? It’s the usual reply I get from my children at the school gate. That or “it was boring”, “not a lot” the list of non committal answers is endless! I, as you do, know that these answers aren’t true. You also know yourself how you feel when you’ve finished a day at work, you don’t want to be bombarded with questions.

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Sadness and smiles

Today I attended the funeral of my Great Uncle. He was my wonderful Nan’s younger brother by 14 years and my Great Aunts twin. They now are the only surviving two of six children. Very sadly one of their other brothers only died 3 months ago. So today brought back many emotions which are still so very raw.

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Could Home Education be an option?

I have been researching the possibility of Home Education for Miss 7 and Master 5, and eventually Master 2, for several months now. Countless searches on the internet have shown me an amass of varying views. But the blogs and sites from people that follow this path, and are successful, leave me wanting to follow Home Education even more.

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