Education and parenting articles from the King's team

Don't Be a Bystander to Bullying

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In last week's blog, What to Do When Your Child Says They're Bullied, we looked at ways parents could support and help their children when they claim to be victims of bullying. But often the problem extends way beyond the bullies themselves to the bystanders who aggravate the situation through collusion or inaction.

Topics: Teens, High School, Behaviour, Primary School, Bullying

How Much Pocket Money Should I Give My Child?

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I started giving my eldest child pocket money each week when he was in Year 1.  He was learning about coins and notes in school  and I thought it would be a good time to give him some of the real thing to practice with. I decided on an (arbitrary) amount of $2, which I made up in coins of one dollar, 50 cents, 20 cents, two 10 cents and two 5 cents to give him plenty of denominations to play with.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School

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

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