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

How to reduce the homework hassle

homework hassle

Between their regular school hours, after school activities, play time and family time, our children tend to have very busy school days. On top of all this, they’re expected to do… homework- probably a child’s least favourite thing during the academic year. Helping your children manage their homework load, developing their sense of responsibility and … Read more

Relocating times- Goodbye times!

relocating

It’s that time of year when schools are about to finish and many expat families relocate. Studies suggest that up to twelve years of age, children cope quite well with changing friends and forming new relationships. While they do have preferences about who their friends are, their relationships are usually short-lived. Things change when your … Read more

10 tips to help students cope with exam stress

cope with exam stress

Exam stress affects most children. Some only minimally, whereas others can experience levels of anxiety that can lead to panic attacks and depression. Since this is the week for revisions, here are 10 tips to help students cope with exam stress. 1–Be prepared. Know exactly what is required of you to pass the exam. Make … Read more

10 tips to help your expat child adjust to a new international school

adjust to a new international school

Without a lot of parental support, it can be hard for some kids to adjust to a new international school. They not only must make new friends (and are likely sad about leaving their old friends), but they must navigate a different culture and maybe even learn a new language. As parents, we can provide … Read more

How to choose the best expat school for your child

best expat school

When trying to find the best expat school for our children, we usually rely on information we find online, which  is usually based on standardised exam results. However, great schools provide an environment where children are safe and cared for. You want to choose a school for your child that is not just good, but … Read more