Education and parenting articles from the King's team

What to Do When Your Child Says They're Bullied

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My (primary aged) children frequently claim they're 'bullied' - even by each other:

"He's bullying me, he won't let me use the bathroom."

"I got bullied by some Year 5 girls today - they told me I wasn't allowed to play on the monkey bars."

"Cooper was so rough - he's such a bully!"

Topics: Parenting, Behaviour, Primary School, Pre-School, Bullying

Why I'm Buying Ride Passes for Carnival Day

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When my child was in Prep, we bought him a ride pass for the school carnival.  Sure, it was a little on the pricey side but we felt it was good value, given the amount of rides he would enjoy.

Big mistake!

Topics: Parenting, Primary School, Community

Attractions You Won't See at King's Carnival

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When planning the annual school carnival, King's P&F and events team research and consider a wide range of different rides and attractions.  Here are a few that didn't make the grade this year ...

Topics: Community

Should My Child Do Homework in the Holidays?

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Hurray!  It's the school holidays!  Time to play, rest and reconnect with friends and family.  An opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate. The chance to dream, explore and catch up on all those hobbies that demand more time.

After a term of school work and routine, students deserve a break ... as do their parents! But how do we prevent their academic skills from slipping and ensure they don't forget what they've learnt -

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, School Holidays, Primary School, Homework

Choosing Your Child's First Musical Instrument

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There are so many benefits to learning to play an instrument - it relieves stress, builds confidence, develops reasoning skills and more. But for parents who have never played an instrument themselves, deciding on a first instrument for their child can be a daunting experience.

Conversely, parents who are proficient at music often put their child on the same musical journey, starting their child on the instrument they first learnt to play.

Topics: High School, Primary School, Pre-School, Prep, Performing Arts

Come troll me. What parents should know about Sayat.me

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It’s an app that trades in anonymous criticism. It has 30+ million users and relays over a million ‘feedback comments’ a day.  It is hugely popular with teenagers, although most parents have never heard of it.

If you don’t know what Sayat.me is, you’d better find out fast.  Ask your teenager for starters.  Chances are they’re already using it.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Internet, Social Media

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