Wednesday 23 July 2014


Parents & Schools

Attain has some of the best writers working in the independent sector. Articles of interest to parents, and covering a wide range of topics, can be found in this section - from parenting issues through to boarding and school selection.

Homesickness
Homesickness

Homesickness is often more of a problem for parents than children as Hilary Moriarty explains. When a child starts at boarding school, a piece of our old world is suddenly missing, leaving us with an incomplete jigsaw, a jagged edge, painful when we run our fingers across it. And we do that perhaps too often – over coffee and at the bottom of a wine glass.

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Loving Our Children
Loving Our Children

Peter Tait is concerned that society has blurred the definition of love and the result is a word that has become, in some contexts, mean and insular.  He is worried about the nature of the love children receive - a love that binds and blinds, making them more dependent and less certain.

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If in doubt, don't click send!
If in doubt, don't click send!

A typical night in term-time and Julie Robinson was at her desk, bleary-eyed, when the email alert chimed and she immediately clicked on her inbox. Just the sight of the parent's name made her heart sink. She knew that this would be another complaint.

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