Social Studies

Love and Time

ImageOnce upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island woukd sink , so all constructed boats and left. Except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”Richness answered, “No, I can't. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Houses of Parliament

ImageHouses of Parliament, also New Palace of Westminster, seat of the British Parliament (legislature), a great mass of buildings on the east bank of the Thames River in London. It was built (1840-60) after plans by Sir Charles Barry, on the site of the medieval royal residence, the Palace of Westminster, which was largely destroyed by fire in 1834.

The buildings cover an area of more than 3 hectares (8 acres) and contain 1100 apartments, 100 staircases, and 11 courts. The exterior, in rich late Gothic style, is impressive with its three massive towers: Victoria Tower (102 m/336 ft), Middle Tower (91 m/300 ft), and Saint Stephen's, or the Clock Tower (98 m/320 ft).

Violence from your Teen

 ImageArguments are to be expected as part of family life, and these can definitely start to happen more often, once your child enters their teenage years.

Sometimes disagreements will turn into blazing rows, with your teenager insulting you or swearing. This can be hurtful and disappointing, leaving you asking yourself questions like ‘why has it got to this level?’ or ‘What have I done wrong?’

Tips on teenagers

Here are some tips on teenagers:

Really listen to what your teenager has to say and actively acknowledge the feelings on both sides.

Remember to acknowledge their point of view even if they don’t necessarily share it.

Try to keep things in perspective. Decide what is important and what is less important and expect to be challenged.

Dads talking about sex and relationships

We all know that talking to your children about sex and relationships can be a daunting task, which is why we’ve come up with some tips and ideas to help you start the talking.

Talking about relationships, sex and responsibilities gives your child the knowledge and confidence to face important choices in the future. But there is no right time to start talking about sex and relationships because every child is difference. You will know when it’s the right time for your child.