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Covid-19

Tips for educating at home from Oxford HomeSchooling

Home educating is IN this season, albeit unexpectedly and so suddenly us mums and dads have had no time to prepare for taking on the role of teacher. With this in mind I approached Oxford Homeschooling, an organisation with a long history of helping home ed parents, what tips it had for parents and carers

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Covid-19

Our homeschooling adventure begins

New Year’s Eve was just 83 days ago. If you’d told me then that by the Easter break I’d be homeschooling my kids, I’d have laughed at you as it’s an approach that has never appealed.

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Family Life & parenting

School news today? Wishing you the best of luck

I have just had the most bizarre weekend. The idea was to pick the kids up from school on Friday and drive the hundred miles or-so back home, where I grew up, to visit my parents, brothers and their families. At that time on a Friday, we should have been back in time for an

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Fatherhood

The key to independence

A couple of days ago I was stood in a hardware store getting some keys cut. It had been pouring with rain and I was soaked through and cold. As I handed over the key to be copied, it dawned on me this was a very dull but significant moment. One of the keys, you

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The problem with Inset days

Inset days: I have a love-hate relationship with them. I don’t know about you other mums and dads with school age children, but I feel Inset days are a total pain, if a necessary one.

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