Do you know about the Letter X Game?

Letter X Game What is it? The Letter X game is an online bullying game using the social app Snapchat. Snapchat is a smartphone application that allows instant messaging of photos, videos, drawings and messages between users, which then delete themselves after being read. Users can also compile a ‘Story’, a chronological sequence of photos …

How much do you know about gaming?

Helping your child navigate the world of gaming   What is it? Immersive technology would not be complete without talking about gaming.  Computer games began with simple games, such as Spacewar or Pong, where play was simply directional with a single button to fire/engage/start.  Interestingly this is also the stage that simple Virtual Reality games …

How much do you know about the risks of Facebook?

A lot of us probably use Facebook, but how much do you really know about how safe it is? What is it? Facebook is a social networking service launched in 2004.  It was originally designed to help students at Harvard College communicate with each other and its development and worldwide success has been the subject …

5 technologies parents need to know about today

5 technologies that parents need to know today as their child will be using in the next 5 years Today is Safer Internet Day, which is as good a day as any to scrub up on your knowledge of technologies and how they might impact your child. This is the start of a series of …

5 Ways to Engage With Your Teenage Child

Parenting a teen can be a complicated business, it can be hard knowing how to cut the apron strings.  Many a parent face a daily internal battle trying to decide how much advice to give their teen verses letting them learn a life lesson and then having to help them to pick up the pieces. …

Helping your millennial teen to job hunt

Having trouble getting your teenager to find employment? (don’t talk about what job they want, talk about the problem they want to solve) So, your teenager is approaching adulthood and showing few signs of getting a job.  When you were their age, you knew the direction you were going in and were actively working towards …

Helping your child with homework

Doing homework with our children can be like an extra chore for us, you have to know they have it, remember to tell them to do it and know the methods and the answers!  I am afraid to say that I can’t help you with all of these things, but have compiled a list of …

Introducing Chores to Young Children: Part 2

Introducing Chores to Young Children (Part 2)   Last week I talked about why chores are important and what chores are suitable to ask your child to do. This week I want to talk about actually getting them to do those chores. First of all, setting up a chores rota can be very useful. It …

Introducing Chores to Young Children (Part 1)

Getting young children into the habit of doing chores We all hated chores when we were kids, and now our kids hate doing them too, it’s to be expected. It can be a pain trying to get little kids into the habit of doing their share of chores – usually it would be easier to …

How to make the school run go smoothly

Well here in England the school term has started and for many of us that has meant a huge shift in gears.  Gone are the family breakfasts, the playing before getting dressed, the little lie ins – or telling your children it’s not time to get up yet – and back are the parents stressed …