Education and parenting articles from the King's team

The School Formal Dress on a Budget

Pin It

Is it too early in the year to talk school formal dresses? Apparently not. I was astonished to discover Year 11 parents discussing this topic back in October - nearly a whole year before their daughters would be walking the red carpet to their big event. The main cause of concern was cost and how much they needed to put aside. 

Topics: Teens, School Leavers, High School, Girls

Good Friends and Plenty of Sleep Help Keep Girls Happy

Pin It

Getting enough sleep and spending face-to-face time with friends are the best ways for teenage girls to guard against unhappiness and psychological ill-health, according to a recent UK government report

Topics: Teens, High School, Sleep, Anxiety, Girls, Mental Health, Friendship

Ten Top Tips for Students Starting High School

Pin It

So you’ve graduated Junior School? Things are about to get really exciting now you’re entering Year 7: New teachers, students, subjects, opportunities – maybe your own locker for the first time. Your workload will increase but your studies will get more interesting as you apply and build on the foundational skills you developed in Junior School.

Topics: Teens, High School, Homework

What Shall We Say About Santa?

Pin It

What's the protocol for parents who choose not to 'do Santa' with their kids? One mum highlights the pitfalls...

*        *        *       *        *        *

When my brother was seven, the teacher called him a "nasty little liar" and made him sit outside the classroom all afternoon for telling Julie Ashbrook that Santa didn't exist.

Topics: Parenting, Primary School, Preschool, Prep, Christmas

Spending Time with Kids: How Much Is Enough?

Pin It

The need to spend time with their parents differs for different kids. For some, there’s no end to the time they’d spend with you. However, other kids feel differently. There’s no right answer.

Topics: Parenting

Parenting Habits All Parents Should Stop

Pin It

Even the best parents make mistakes. Generally it's better to focus on the positives - what you should be doing as a parent - than fixate on where you are messing up. However, sometimes it helps to be reminded of some of the behaviours we should stop or do less of, if we are to raise autonomous, emotionally-smart citizens of the future.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School

New call-to-action

Subscribe to King's Blog