(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising
Apr17

(Real Genuine Science-backed) Top 10 Study Tips For Revising

There’s a whole Tumblr-pile of ‘Study Tips For Revising’; crammed full of tricks that will totally help your teenager ace their exams. I know – between a husband doing a BSc as a mature student and three teenagers running the gauntlet of state exams, we’ve probably seen (and tried) more than a few of them in this house. The husband tried chanting pages of impossible-to-remember facts to a favourite tune,...

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EXCLUSIVE – 30% Discount on all Collins GCSE Revision Guides
Apr11

EXCLUSIVE – 30% Discount on all Collins GCSE Revision Guides

If you’re looking down the barrel of a long Easter holiday with a stressed out revising teen, then you’re about to love me.Oh yes you are.And you’ll earn some bonus points as a cool parent* too. We’ve been working with Collins, and we’ve snagged you an exclusive 30% discount code on ALL their GCSE study and revision guides. Never underestimate the power of a good revision guide. The simple fact of having...

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Yeah. Don’t Say THAT To Your Revising Teen (or Anything Else, Frankly…)
Apr08

Yeah. Don’t Say THAT To Your Revising Teen (or Anything Else, Frankly…)

Please. If you value your health and/or sanity, just don’t say THAT to your Revising Teen. Ever. Teenagers. Bloody hell they’re tricky, right? I mean, don’t get me wrong, they’re adorable creatures – funny, smart, opinionated, interesting, purveyors of marvellous new music, sources of most excellent YouTube funnies, genuinely brilliant company, … but also as predictable as a cat in a force ten gale...

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Win a complete Letts ‘GCSE In A Week’ PLUS Spotify Premium!
Apr08

Win a complete Letts ‘GCSE In A Week’ PLUS Spotify Premium!

It’s that time of year that every parent of an older teen learns to be wary of. Exam season. We’ve been through it a couple of times, with son No.3 facing his GCSE barrel this summer (if you’re in a  similar position, you might appreciate getting a head start on What Not To Say To Your Revising Teen‘. have a read – you’ll love it, and in a couple of months you’ll be thanking me for the warnings). If you’ve got a 16yr old who’s taking...

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Dear Audiobooks. We love you. Love us xxx
Mar29

Dear Audiobooks. We love you. Love us xxx

Dear Audiobooks,I just wanted to drop you a note to say… well, thanks, really. I can’t count the number of times over the last ten years I have walked up the stairs of an evening in my house and heard four different versions of Stephen Fry talking quietly, as each child listened – for the 100th time – to their currently selected Harry Potter. When they were small we regularly borrowed your cassettes & CDs...

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Teen Fiction for under £5 #WorldBookDay
Mar06

Teen Fiction for under £5 #WorldBookDay

Reading is important Today is World Book day! Up and down the land parents will be scrambling to get their young children into various costumes based on characters from popular books either being studied or suggested by their School. The day will be full of noisy excitement and fun, (maybe not so much for those poor teachers!) but at the end of the day the children will all have come home with either voucher for a new book, or a new...

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