• Cobblers about Guilt

    Cobblers about Guilt On playground duty, many years ago, I was called over to sort out a minor skirmish. Eventually I found the culprit, whose excuse was, “I didn’t hit him, Miss…. honest! His face just went in my hand!” Last blog, I left you all hanging in the air with this thought – “I know my child is dyslexic. I appreciate my child’s strengths and intelligence. How can I […]

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  • Merry Christmas

    Cobblers about Christmas The angel said to the kings, “Look for the bady Jesus. You will fight him in a manger bed!” As a teacher I loved Christmas. I think it helped working in a Church of England School. We would begin in November with the Festivals of Light, starting with Diwali, gradually processing Christmas-wards with Santa Lucia, St Nicholas, then Advent, to the finale of the Christmas Story. By […]

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  • Cobblers about Coping with Dyslexia

    Cobblers about coping with Dyslexia ‘Strength lies in differences, not in similarities’  Stephen L Covey Today’s parents are much more aware of the vocabulary surrounding dyslexia compared with 20 or more years ago. In the 1990’s, we would have been discussing “What is dyslexia?” Now, the conversation has moved on significantly.   “I know my child is dyslexic. I appreciate my child’s strengths and intelligence. How can I come to […]

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  • Diagnosis

    ‘Trevor, at six, was doing a second year at first class. He had also had 2 years of ‘high babies’. Trevor was called a ‘slow child’, a term Agnes didn’t really understand. Trevor’s teacher, Miss Thomas, once asked Agnes if there was any history of dyslexia in the family, and Agnes, thinking it was some kind of tropical disease, emphatically answered No! “Sure they’ve never been out of the country!” […]

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