10 Parenting Tips for Teaching Respect.

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster” ~ Stephen R Covey Respect is the key energy of any happy family, community or society and it is one of the most important things you can teach your child. But R-E-S-P-E-C-T is […]

Set your sights high for your kids

I gave a keynote speech for  the Staff Conference in Central Hall Westminister for  the wonderful School Home Support Charity for whom I am an ambassador when I read this wonderful quote: “Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that […]

Is behaviour getting worse?

Poor pupil behaviour drives 70 per cent of teachers to consider quitting! A survey from Parentline Plus that suggests that 70% of teachers consider quitting because of stress over children’s behaviour in school. As a former Deputy Head and class teacher for over 22 years I am greatly saddened, but not surprised, by this new […]

Poor behaviour, low school morale and disaffected kids – the riots

  As a former Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 22 years before changing direction into writing, broadcasting and parent coaching I am passionate about all children achieving their true potential. The UK riots saddened, shocked and opened up a whole new debate about how we as a society, community and as a nation have obviously […]