Home Education GCSEs – can independent study work for teens?
Jun14

Home Education GCSEs – can independent study work for teens?

This post is by 18yr old Toby – having just completed his Home Education GCSEs with ICS Learn, this is his post to have his say about his personal experience through the system, home Educating GCSEs. NO editing allowed by me – this is Toby’s opinion. *We were provided with GCSE courses from ICS Learn in return for writing honestly about our experiences and providing tips on Home Educating.* Throughout the past 6...

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YOU CAN cook tasty food – easy tips to get kids cooking. WIN!
May26

YOU CAN cook tasty food – easy tips to get kids cooking. WIN!

Tomorrow we have a live Twitter Q&A with Helen Burgess (@LittleCooksCo), author of the new “YOU CAN cook tasty food”. If you’re looking for some half term inspiration, or you have a budding young cook who keeps invading your kitchen, then tomorrow lunchtime we may have just the thing you’re looking for. Helen Burgess is a qualified nutritionist and founder of Little Cooks Co., the award-winning monthly cooking kits...

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Keep Going – Maintaining Your Teen’s Motivation When Enthusiasm Slides
May02

Keep Going – Maintaining Your Teen’s Motivation When Enthusiasm Slides

I’m working on a series of posts in conjunction with ICS Learn the online learning centre, for parents of teens, discussing issues around education, exams and revision, from the perspective of a parent actually on the frontline… It is TOUGH right now to get teens to study. Anyone else feeling that it’s just hard Maintaining Your Teen’s Motivation? The exam-year students are fully on it, of course; the pressure of the...

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Win 1 of 2 Ruff and Tumble drying coats from DogsDogsDogs worth up to £70
Apr23

Win 1 of 2 Ruff and Tumble drying coats from DogsDogsDogs worth up to £70

We are working with the canine team at Dogs Dogs Dogs – and we’re kicking things off with a giveaway of TWO Ruff and tumble drying coats – depending on the size you need, they’re worth up to almost £70 each! If you win you get to choose the size you need, obviously: if you have a terrier we suggest you don’t need the GSD version. Dogs Dogs Dogs are a local company with a national reputation, with a website which is quite strict...

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Dear Kid. We need to talk about Porn.
Mar18

Dear Kid. We need to talk about Porn.

You’re a parent; you know your teens are looking at porn, and you know you need to talk about Porn. Goodoh, right?Here’s the thing. Your kids don’t want to talk to you about sex. Off-colour jokes are fine, shrieks of ‘BOOBS!’ never fail to amuse… but the actual mechanics? Not so much. No matter how open your house is, you just don’t want to have those chats with your Mum or Dad. They’ll sigh but tolerate you when you’re talking...

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Win a set of Mary Berry’s ‘The English Garden’ Beautiful Tableware worth £60
Mar18

Win a set of Mary Berry’s ‘The English Garden’ Beautiful Tableware worth £60

We’re so excited to offer you the chance to win this beautiful set of Mary Berry tableware, in her new ‘English Country Garden’ pattern. It feels like the most perfect competition to be running for Mother’s Day (and yes, okay, no one will win this in time for Mothering Sunday, but look at it – it’s a beautiful prize no matter when it arrives). And if you can’t wait, all products in the English Garden range are available from Sak home...

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