A straightforward piece of work that would take a child twenty minutes at school can easily take four times as long at home with all the distractions and delaying tactics that go with it. If your school is big, there may be other teachers who know the same subject.
Neurosis underpinned every conversation at the school gates — particularly as all of us were aiming to get our children into a small handful of selective private schools in the area.
Is it material goods, high-flying jobs and academic qualifications? Receive others just like it once per week directly in your mailbox.
If you need to, ask an adult or older sibling for help. Once established, failure can also become self-reinforcing.
In the months that followed, Lily seemed to relax.