Articles by

Lucy Holmes

Lucy has taught English for fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in the History of Art and Italian before spending time abroad in Japan and Italy. During her five years in London, she worked as a researcher at the Guinness Book of Records, a Production Assistant at a subtitling company and in HR at the Japanese Embassy. She writes for Oxford University Press and Macmillan, and has self-published a teacher resource book: Talking Images: idioms. Now, living in Oxford with her dog and three children, she’s into running, drawing, travelling and all things Japanese.

How to Deal With a Difficult Teenager: Our Top Tips

What’s more difficult than being a teenager? Being the parent of a teenager! Read on for some useful tips if you need help with a difficult teenager.

“My Kid Refuses to Go to Bed. I Can't Take It Anymore!”

“I’m not tired,” screams your child through tears. Anyone can see this is probably not the case! Keep reading for some tips to tackle bedtime battles.

Time Out for Kids: How to Make it Meaningful and Effective

‘GO TO THE NAUGHTY STEP!’ ‘WHY?’ ‘BECAUSE I SAID SO!’ Not the best way to do time out for kids, is it? Here we’ll look at how to make it more successful.

A List of Awesome Ideas for Chores for Kids

It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of teamwork. Chores for kids is a fantastic way to do this. Read on for some new ideas!

How to Provide the Best Homework Help to Your Child

No one looks forward to homework but everyone has to do it! If you’re struggling with homework help, here are some homework tips to try.

How to Deal With Sibling Rivalry

Some siblings just don’t seem to get on. If you’re feeling more like a boxing referee than a parent, we’re here to help.