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By Stephanie M Turner, Jun 3 2018 07:31PM

So the writing really does run in the family. My eight year old Grandson has written his own little book. The title 'The Owls Who Lost Their Nest' is available to buy on Amazon. It's cute and enjoyable.

By Stephanie M Turner, Oct 2 2017 08:31AM

Hi everyone.

The new term has begun and hopefully all of your children have settled back in. Regardless of their age, when they get home, ask how their day went. Most teens will say ok and try to escape to their room or social media. Even younger children will tell you they didn't do anything at school. Watch your child's mood, teens will flip at any time, but younger children often do too. However, now is the time to try and spot changes in mood and attitude and find out the cause.

Bullying is often an issue that children will avoid discussing. Parents need to try and spot it and deal with it. Talk to your children about the subject in general, even if your own child is happy and secure, others will not be. If all children, all ages, can discuss bullying openly and tell you about either their own experience, or if they have seen another child being bullied, then we all can get a handle on it and help put a stop to it.

Unfortunately, we will never be able to eradicate bullying completely. It happens all over the world and is not restricted to schools. It happens at work, in families, places of care and so many more. But talking and finding out is essential.

SECRECY is the bully's POWER. Encourage your children to NEVER keep this secret.

By Stephanie M Turner, Apr 6 2017 02:15PM

Parents should be allowed to take their children out of school during term time for a holiday or break. The government is dictating how we raise our children. Too many little ones (and older ones) miss out on highly educational and social experiences because their parents CANNOT afford holidays during school holidays.

As a teacher, it is not a barrier to the education of the rest of the class when one or two children are away and have to catch up when they return. All children are sick at some point, some more than others, but teachers don't find that a problem, so how is it different when the children have a holiday? They bring so much back to the classroom afterwards anyway. They share their experience and that can lead to better and more interesting lessons. If the curriculum wasn't so heavily prescribed in the first place, teachers would have more freedom to teach far more effectively.

By Stephanie M Turner, Dec 8 2016 09:03AM

Hi everyone

As well as writing I am also a fully qualified teacher. I teach all primary subjects, Key Stage 3 English, Maths and Humanities and GCSE Maths. I have signed up to Tutora so anyone wanting private tuition can find me on their site. http://tutora.co.uk

By Stephanie M Turner, Nov 1 2016 11:30AM

Hi everyone.

I know it has been quite a while and for that I am sorry. It's been a very busy time.

Importantly, there is a new teen novel on its way. it is in the early stages but as usual with me, the whole story is in my head and just waiting to be written. The title is Lucy Rose. A Haunting.

I also have plans for a new adult novel and that too is in the early stages. I haven't quite finalised the title for that one yet. It's sort of rolling around in my mind at the moment.

Halloween was a full fun day, pumpkin carving with our grandchildren, a parade down the village and fireworks on the beach to conclude.

I have also signed up to https://tutora.co.uk as a private tutor, so if there are any parents or students who are looking for some private tuition, please look at my profile on the site.

Keep well and safe.

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