Here’s one point of view… What’s yours?
Parents should slow down and simplify their children’s lives, author advises
Family counsellor and author, Kim John Payne believes children are getting too much, too fast, too soon ¬— and that so many childhood behavioural “disorders” would disappear, if families slowed down and de-cluttered their lives of everything from screen time to toys.
GEMS Parents Perspectives
Research proves that consistent parental engagement in a child’s educational development has a clear positive impact on the student’s level of achievement, and our parents agree. Take it from other parents just like you!
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Dr. Karen Mapp on Making a Difference
A good home learning environment, in which parents encourage and develop their child, has an astonishing impact on performance – up to 21 per cent increases in literacy and 16 per cent increases in numeracy by the age of five (source: Early Childhood Matters: Evidence from the Effective Pre-school and Primary Education Project). According to a 2011 PISA report, the positive impacts continue into the later years when parents talk to their teenage students about education, current events and life in general. Dr. Karen Mapp talks about the difference engaged parents can make.
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Dr. Karen Mapp on Parents as Agents of Change
What happens when parents encourage each other? A strong school community focused on learning develops, to the benefit of all children. Dr. Karen Mapp explores the role of parents and how ALL parents, regardless of language, background or experience, have something valuable to contribute to bring about positive change.
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- Technology Vs. Family Time
- Part 4 Round Table video series: Experts discuss '3-a-day'
- Part 3 Round Table video series: Experts discuss '3-a-day'
- Part 2 Round Table video series: Experts discuss '3-a-day'
- Part 1 Round Table video series: Experts discuss ‘3-a-day’
- 2012 GEMS Parental Engagement Week presentations now available
- The power of parents in student success
- A Good Night’s Sleep
- Stress in Young People – the Facts
- Under pressure
- Parent influence is the key to school success
- My parents have helped me to excel
- What kind of parent are you?
- It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it; how you can really help your child succeed
- Do parents come from Venus, while teachers come from Mars?
- Back from the break, back to school, back to talking with Kids about School
Home to Success
Nothing can be more important ensuring your children grow up healthy, happy and well educated.
For GEMS it is a wonderful privilege to be able to play our part in helping you to make that a reality.
We provide children with great teachers and the most up to date education. We make our schools happy places children want to come too.
We always encourage good health and nutrition.But to reality see your children reach thier full potential, we need something else - something you and your childen can provide.