**Warning** soppy post alert! Proud mummy gets mushy!!! The word ‘proud’ isn’t strong enough to describe how I feel about K’s latest school report. It was just an end of term brief really, stating how much they have progressed, attitude to learning and where they are in relation to what is expected for their age,… Continue reading Overcoming Dyslexic Difficulties
So, last week was parents evening at school. Typically this coincided with J being away on business so I had to ‘go it alone’ again, a short-list of questions in hand (as ‘baby-brain’ has never really left me) and a bag full of food to keep them quiet (yes, food is still the best pacifier,… Continue reading Parenting Win! He Can Do What, Now?
The past year has been a bit of a roller coaster for us. With everyone finally agreeing that K is dyslexic and getting her the extra help that she needs, life has been rather more frantic, ferrying her around to tutors, helping her at home and dragging her poor siblings around everywhere along the way!… Continue reading Officially Dyslexic
Dyslexia is a rainbow, a spectrum of abilities and difficulties. The difficulties are what we focus on and what I thought dyslexia was, but it’s so much more than that. Some of our most brilliant and talented minds are dyslexic, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, Albert Einstein, Oliver Reed, Agatha Christie, to name but a few.… Continue reading Understanding Dyslexia, an ongoing Journey
When K was still in year 2, my attitude to tutoring was “definitely not”. I couldn’t see why a child going to a good state school, would need a tutor and quite frankly, if a child needs to be tutored to get into a school, then that school isn’t for them! However, she is now… Continue reading To Tutor or not to Tutor?