Education and parenting articles from the King's team

So Your Child's a Senior - 10 Ways to Help You Both Survive

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The memories of that little tyke shyly holding your hand as they started school are over twelve years old! That little treasure has somehow morphed into a moody, opinionated, spotty giant, eating you out of house and home, and wearing a King’s white shirt. Guess what? They need you more than ever.

Topics: High School, Teens, Parenting

3 Addition Strategies for Mini Mathematicians

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In preschool and Prep, young children will typically tackle the equation 4+5  by counting out a pile of four counters and another pile of five counters and then adding them all together. In the absence of counters they will use their fingers. 

Topics: Numeracy, Primary School, Prep, Preschool

How to Help Your Child Transition to High School

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Whether your child is moving up from primary to secondary in the same school or starting a new school altogether, entering Year 7 can be both a fun and daunting experience: New teachers, subjects and friends; more independence and responsibility; a heavier workload - not to mention changing bodies and fluctuating hormones!

Topics: Anxiety, High School, Sleep, Homework, Parenting

Christmas No-Nos

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Ho, ho, ho!

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" (apparently). And, once again, King's has trawled the web for the very worst of Christmas cheer. We hope you won't get any inspiration from these festive photos.

Topics: Christmas

Teaching Kids to Ask for What They Want

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Much behaviour that annoys parents stems from children’s inability to ask for what they want.

Most parents have experienced a young child yelling, “Mum, he took my toy. It’s not fair!” Perhaps you’ve experienced a child who whines like a dripping tap because they want something from you.

Topics: Behaviour, Parenting, Social Skills, Teens, Toddlers, Prep, Preschool, High School, Primary School

6 Habits That Ruin Teenagers' Sleep

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Many teenagers today are sleep deprived. They should be getting between nine and 10 hours sleep each night, yet most get only seven or eight hours. Some get less.

Topics: Sleep, Parenting, Teens, High School, Behaviour

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