University open days are a great way to help your son or daughter decide which university to choose. They can be somewhat overwhelming and also not all open days are created equally, so in order to help your child get the most out of their visit, we have put together this guide from a parent’s perspective. A lot of people ask if visiting potential universities is worthwhile, personally, I feel that by exploring the campus and surrounding areas my child is better placed to determine whether they can really see themselves studying there for at least the next three years. They can also get a good understanding of the courses offered. more »
There are some problems that feel easy to solve when you’re a parent. There are some questions that your kid has that have easy answers. How are we going to get that toy out of the tree? Why does the sunrise in one place and set in another? Why is it so important to drink water? But there are some problems that we find a little harder to solve, and some situations that require a little more time and patience.
What are A Levels? So, first questions what are A-Levels? A level, Short for Advanced Level, typically come after students have completed GCSEs. A levels are usually focus on more academic subjects, compared to vocational qualifications like BTECs and NVQs, which are more practical. There are more than 40 different A-level subjects on offer – some will be subjects that you studied at GCSE and others may be new.
As a mum of two boys, I feel very strongly that they have respect, understanding and think of girls as their equals. Does this make me a feminist?
I feel that it is my job as a woman, mother and feminist to instill in them that women and girls are their equals. All children, boys and girls, have a better chance in life when their mothers have benefitted from gender equality. Educated mothers are more able to support their families both economically and emotionally. Men and boys are part of the solution.
Today is the first ever International Day of the girl. As a woman this is not something that I can ignore. Worldwide, girls carry the burden of poverty more than anyone and 75 million girls are currently denied an education. What is one of these girls is the woman who was destined to discover the cure for cancer? 75 Million girls are NOT in school, which is about one in three girls worldwide. This is a HUGE waste of potential. They do not have a choice in this, but you have a choice in standing against this discrimination.
What can you do to make a difference?
Sign Plan International’s petition to ask that education be made a priority for girls
“speak out against gender bias and advocate for girls’ rights everywhere” as International Day of the Girl asks you too.
I have clever children, there I have said it. I have got rid of the elephant in the room. They are very bright and intelligent (gifted and talented they call them at school, but that term just doesn’t sit well with me, as all children are talented in someway). But before I go on about their amazing abilities, let me tell you a story: I use to feel inferior as a mum, both the boys were late walkers and never even crawled. I used to compare maxi to his peers in my NCT antenatal group when we lived in Berkshire. I used to come home and cry and feel inferior as more »