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Hi there, Welcome to our November edition We're in to the penultimate edition of 2019 now as Christmas and ultimately 2020 approaches thick and fast. Me personally, I can't wait for Christmas to get here. I know I won't be thinking that when I'm running around like a headless chicken working and trying to get all the shopping done but once the 24th finally gets here it's great to just do nothing but spend time with family for as many days as we can. As much as this can be a great time of year for most, there are plenty of people that do struggle with the extra stress. This month we have a little article trying to offer a few small tips to mildly help with anxiety. Back to Christmas our Fashion Article writer 'The Dress' Doctor' is back with the menswear part of her Autum / Winter Trend report. Perhaps it could also inadvertently give you an idea or two for some Christmas presents. Also don't forget our new wordsearch at the back of the book this month themed around Bonfire night.

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As the year end draws ever closer, it may be a good idea to focus your attention on what exactly you’ll need to keep snug and suave this winter. With a bit of luck you can hang onto your trusty wardrobe staples and just add a bit of fashion forward garnish… Here is Dress Doctor’s pick of what to look out for whilst navigating the high-street:

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I am not going to utter the ‘C word’ yet, but velvet is a brilliant choice for seasonal parties and social events. A tailored jacket in a rich wine colour partnered with black oozes sophistication and adds something unique to your offering. A handkerchief in paisley sticking out of your top pocket is also a rather lovely addition.

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This is where things can get confusing. What sort of help might be best for your child? Think carefully about your child’s needs. Subject support – Sometimes a child falls behind in a particular subject for an obvious reason: they were off sick for a while, or they’ve had a succession of supply teachers, or disrupted lessons. If your youngster is failing in one particular subject, a specialist tutor might be the way to go. It’s easy to understand what a tutor is and does: They are knowledgeable in a particular subject area and can bolster a child’s success in that subject by filling in background information your child might have missed and offering deeper explanation and practice to help the student acquire the necessary skills. These people are specialists so expect to pay between £20-40 per session depending on subject and area.

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If your child is struggling in school the chances are that you are struggling to figure out how to find the most effective help for them. There are many reasons why a child might fall behind. Some children find that despite a lot of effort, they are frustrated by learning disorders. Some fall behind because they have a hard time focusing on learning or making an organized effort to get homework done. Some children will get the support they need to succeed from specialists in their school, in the classroom or in sessions outside of class. But every year many parents feel that their child is not receiving adequate assistance and end up sourcing their own help.

Homework support - If your child’s challenge isn’t a particular subject, but trouble settling down to tackle the work itself, a homework helper might be what you need. A homework helper provides structure and support. Many parents find themselves filling that role for their kids, being present and providing backup when kids get confused or unfocused. But for some children who are really struggling with focus and organisation (many kids with ADHD and autism fall into this category) homework becomes a major area of conflict, so having a professional homework helper on the case can be a big relief for both parents and kids. Helping a child succeed at homework without involving parents can remove a lot of stress from the whole family’s evening. The person does not have to be a specialist teacher, they do have to be good at helping a child to organise their thoughts and their time.

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