[64] Should you let your child fail their mocks?

  Failure is a scary thing. I’m pretty sure that you’re listening to this podcast because it’s your deepest desire as a parent to help your child to succeed. But, I’ve seen parents contemplating what to many is the unthinkable in recent weeks: letting their children fail. Today, I’m going to talk about: Our heightened […]

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[63] How to entice teenage boys into a love of books, with Barbara Band

  How to entice teenage boys into a love of books Today I’m talking with my guest about how we can encourage teens, particularly boys, to not only read more, but learn to enjoy it.   About Barbara Band Barbara Band is an award-winning Chartered librarian with over twenty five years’ experience. Having worked in […]

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[62] Why revision is like music practice or sports training

One thing I hear repeatedly from students is that the revision techniques they have tried ‘don’t work’. When I dig a bit deeper, they’ll say something like, “I made a couple of flashcards but they didn’t help.” I then ask, “How many times did you look at them?” And they’ll say, “Oh, a couple of […]

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[61] How one little app can reduce your student debt by thousands, with Myles Jardine

How one little app can reduce your student debt by thousands Today I talk to an enterprising man who, dismayed by the potential debt he would incur by going to university, began to look into alternative funding methods. He now shares what he found with students all over the UK who are looking to go […]

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[60] Teen anxiety: tips for parents and students, with Alex Carling

  Teen anxiety: tips for parents and students Today we’re talking all about anxiety. I hear of a distressing number of students who experience anxiety and I wanted to get a guest in to help.   About Alex Carling Alex Carling is a qualified and practising psychotherapist who specialises in working with people with anxiety. She […]

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[59] Improving your child’s focus and concentration, with Dr. Thomas Dannhauser

Improving your child’s focus and concentration The ability to concentrate is the key factor in determining overall school, university, and career success. It is, therefore, crucial for health and wellbeing. About Dr. Thomas Dannhauser Dr. Thomas Dannhauser is a medically qualified consultant and research psychiatrist with more than 20 year’s clinical experience in the NHS, […]

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[58] Don’t let a learning difference stop you in your tracks with Elisheva Schwartz

Don’t let a learning difference stop you in your tracks Preparing for GCSEs and A Levels can be incredibly difficult for students with learning differences; the very real pressure to do well can have a detrimental effect. In this episode, I talk to Elisheva Schwartz about how she came to realise her own learning differences […]

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[57] How to help a child with Dyscalculia with Judy Hornigold

  How to help a child with dyscalculia   Many people feel defined as ‘not-a-Maths-person’, but for Dyscalculics it is more than that – they cannot distinguish the number quantity from the number symbol. Without the right support and learning, numbers are mere “squiggles”. On today’s show, I interview Dyscaculia expert Judy Hornigold to uncover what […]

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[56] All about the eleven plus exam with Victoria Ademosu

This week I look into a topic that hasn’t been explored yet on this show – the eleven plus exam. Whether you’re just considering it as an option for your child, or you are in the midst of eleven plus preparations, I know you will find it useful to hear from eleven plus expert Victoria […]

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[55] Supporting a Highly Sensitive child in their education with Kathryn Pearson

  A long day of studying or working can leave us exhausted. For particularly sensitive individuals, this can leave them overwhelmed if they don’t rest and allow downtime. Kathryn first discovered that she was a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’ through Dr E. Aron’s work, which empowered her to treat her struggles with High Sensitivity. HS is […]

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