New Year, New Goals
It’s a new year and a new month. Everyone’s set their New Year’s resolutions and you’ve got people selling gym memberships like there’s no tomorrow! (Side note here … Now for me, I don’t have a problem with this – I go to the gym regularly throughout the year and so having lots of members sign up in January, only to stop using it two weeks later isn’t a problem! It means the gym can afford to run / buy new equipment / invest in re-decorating or whatever else it wants and it’s not crowded for 11 months of the year! However I do realise for a lot of people it is a complete waste of money … my top tip to you is think realistically about how often you’re going to use it. Once or twice but tied into a year contract? That’s a very expensive gym you’ve paid for … )
So back to the point, everyone’s determined this will be their year. Whether it’s to lose weight, get that promotion, or whatever else it is they’ve been wanting to do, the beginning of a new year is always met with hope and optimism. I love the opportunity each year to set a new challenge (although like most people, I don’t always stick to them)!
The question is, what are you doing this year to support your child with their education?
Everyone knows keeping fit and healthy is important. I know it, you know it and the person down the road knows it. That’s why we take out gym memberships, cut down on alcohol, give up smoking or anything else that’s bad for us.
However, what about education? Nelson Mandela famously said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. And education isn’t just about what they teach you at school – education in the wider sense has been linked to reducing poverty, creating a sustainable planet and fostering peace. So how are you going to support your child with their education this year? How are you going to ensure they get the best future possible, that they are capable of?
Well, of course my answer to you is to invest in their future. Whether that’s sitting at the table with them for them for 10 minutes after school, or having a tutor support them each week, a little commitment can make a big difference to their future.
A person once asked me if I wasted 10 minutes each day. Of course – doesn’t everyone?!
Assuming you waste 10 minutes a day, do you know how much time you waste over the course of a year?
The answer is a week.
What about over 10 years? Well that’s 10 whole weeks. Scary.
So my plea to you is to commit to supporting your child with their education for just 10 minutes a day.
And we want to make it super easy for you. So, this January we’re giving out free copies of the January calendars. Simply press the download button below and you’ll get our awesome A3 calendar with a question a day. Complete it with your child each and every day and you’ll be on your way to making the world a better place!
In case you’re wondering what else you can do to support your child’s education off the top of my head I can think of loads. Hiring a tutor, asking them if they need help with their homework, subscribing to Tutor In A Box – they’re the obvious ones. Alternatively take them to a new museum, show them how others live or talk to them about the importance of voting. (Side note here, as a female I was brought up constantly being told about the suffragettes and the great work Emily Pankhurst did to get females the vote. Therefore I don’t care less who you vote for, only that when you turn 18, you do indeed vote. And hopefully read some of the leaflets and make an informed decision).