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Weekly with David Boddy: Parenting Q&A 7

David Boddy, former Headmaster, grandfather of nine and now senior education consultant with home tutoring company, TUTOR DOCTOR, answers your questions on parenting...

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Q: Sorry to introduce the ‘B’ word, but my son’s secondary school has said that because of Brexit, foreign languages are going to take a secondary place in the school curriculum. Surely this can’t be right?

A: Private school headteachers have the right to manage their curriculum in the way they… Read more →

Weekly with David Boddy: Parenting Q&A 6

David Boddy, former Headmaster, grandfather of nine and now senior education consultant with home tutoring company, TUTOR DOCTOR, answers your questions on parenting...

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Q: We have just had the terrible news that my son has failed his 11+ entry tests at the three private schools he really wanted to go to and we are now desperate. He is feeling a failure and we don’t know what the next steps should be. Can you help please?

A: You and he may not take too much consolation from this,… Read more →

Weekly with David Boddy: Parenting Q&A 5

David Boddy, former Headmaster, grandfather of nine and now senior education consultant with home tutoring company, TUTOR DOCTOR, answers your questions on parenting...

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Q: Why do schools keep giving out so much homework? My son has work to do every night of the week and then he has to study. It seems to be burning him out. Am I right?

A: Almost as certain as MPs can’t agree on what is to happen with Brexit, headteachers can’t agree on the benefits of homework and how much… Read more →

Weekly with David Boddy: Parenting Q&A 4

David Boddy, former Headmaster, grandfather of nine and now senior education consultant with home tutoring company, TUTOR DOCTOR, answers your questions on parenting...

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My 18-year-old son is facing a social dilemma. A lot of his peers are involved in ‘serious’ relationships, but he wants to work hard for his A-levels. Peer pressure is mounting for him also to get involved with a girl and he does not want to be ostracised for not joining in. Advice please.

Although… Read more →

Weekly with David Boddy: Parenting Q&A 2

David Boddy, former Headmaster, grandfather of nine and now senior education consultant with home tutoring company, TUTOR DOCTOR, answers your questions on parenting...

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My 15-year-old is at a good school, but my son’s maths teacher has lost control of the class. I want to intervene with the school, but my son has forbidden me not to for fear of repercussions. What should I do?

Your son is rapidly heading towards adulthood and needs help in exercising his ability to reason.… Read more →

Weekly with David Boddy: Parenting Q&A

David Boddy, former Headmaster, grandfather of nine and now senior education consultant with home tutoring company, TUTOR DOCTOR, answers your questions on parenting...

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I can’t get my four-year-old to do anything and I need him to help because his younger sister (18 months) seems to take all my attention. What do you suggest?

For the under 5s, everything is a game and your skill in making the task fun and seem like play is the secret to getting some order for yourself and… Read more →