The benefits of kids spending time in nature

spending time in nature

Research shows that when kids spend time in nature, their well-being, motivation and confidence increases. There are numerous studies, such as this one recently published by the Wildlife Trust, which demonstrate that spending one hour a day in nature makes kids more environmentally and wildlife aware, happier and more motivated to do outdoor jobs. Here … Read more

10 ways to improve teachers’ wellbeing

teachers' wellbeing

In October of this year, we celebrated 24 years since the creation of the first World Teacher’s Day. It is a time to celebrate the great contribution our teachers bring to our students’ wellbeing and implicitly to our societies. However, as far as their wellbeing is concerned, UK studies demonstrate that teachers’ wellbeing and mental … Read more

Questions to ask your child’s teachers to understand your child’s learning potential

Every time parents get their child’s school report, they are quite surprised to discover their child’s ‘real’ academic level. Many of them feel that parent-teacher meetings are not long enough, there isn’t enough time to ask all the questions they would like and that teachers’ reports tend to reinforce their child’s strengths and make their … Read more

Parents’ expectations when choosing an international school

choosing an international school

This week, Senida Kiehl attended the International and Private Schools Education Forum (IPSEF) Middle East 2019 Conference in Dubai. At the conference, she was asked to speak on the topic “Parents’ expectations when choosing an international school.” Here is an excerpt from her talk:

10 Ideas for spending quality time with your kids

quality time with your kids

Do you find it challenging to spend quality time with your kids? This article has 10 tips for even the busiest of parents. 1–Turn off distractions. Mobile phones, iPads and any other kind of technology can be overwhelming temptations for distractions/interruptions. 2–While you can propose certain activities or games, do not forget to let your … Read more

How to boost your teenagers’ confidence

teenagers self confidence

Confidence is the assurance that you can succeed in a given situation, and life in general. It is all about working on oneself: practicing self-acceptance, working on self-improvement and developing self-confidence. I believe the following ideas can instill lifelong confidence in your teenage son or daughter: 1–Praise their efforts rather than the outcomes “Do your … Read more