Top 10 Unknown Black History Month Facts

We’re approaching the end of Black History Month in the UK, we thought we would finish it with some lesser known facts.

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How can we Unschool?

Lizi explores her journey into unschooling and evaluates the current education system. Why do we have to take children to school when they hate it? How can we remove the barriers to education while paying for the mortgage?

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Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace's passion and vision for technology have made her a powerful symbol for women in the modern world of technology.

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How We do Our Bit For the Planet

At KCS and Connect, we are passionate about making sure the world is a better place for our children. We know how important it is to look after our environment and to ensure that we are not having a negative impact on the world around us.

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Hello Dyslexia

Dyslexia impacts more than just numbers and letters, it can impact the way you think. Our very own Social Media Superwoman is dyslexic, and for dyslexia awareness day gives us her experience and her tips for how to cope with it from the perspective of a dyslexic person.

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How Homework Can Help Boost Children's Confidence

Homework can help boost your child’s confidence by giving them the space, time and the resources to do the homework independently. As a parent, the best tools you can give your child is that willingness to try for themselves and to be able to seek solutions to their issues without relying on you to do the work for them.

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How Are You? | Youth Mental Health Day

Today is Youth Mental Health Day. Current figures estimate that one in four people have a mental health issue, though this estimate is conservative. The World Health Organisation reports that half of all mental health issues begin by the age of fourteen. Adolescence is always a tumultuous time.

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Tackling Back-to-School Anxiety | Parents and Guardians

This year has been stressful for parents and children alike, with many more people reporting symptoms of anxiety. Returning to school can prove daunting at the best of times, so it’s extra crucial to make the transition as smooth as possible this time around.

Children could feel anxious about many things, such as seeing their friends for the first time in months or perhaps needing to make new ones in a new class or year group. They might worry about academic performance and generally doing well, they may worry about being bullied and, certainly now, concerns about just staying safe and healthy in a pandemic they don’t fully understand will be rife.

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