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Lorraine Allman
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Lorraine Allman

Careers GB
I am author and founder of 'Enterprising Child' supporting parents to develop entrepreneurial potential in children age 4 to 14 years.I write for a wide range of regional and national parenting, family, and lifestyle magazines, and speak in a variety of settings about youth entrepreneurship, e.g. Education Show, Mums Show Live. I'm mum to a very busy 7 year old, and have 15 years' experience running businesses and supporting adults and young people to do the same. My business experiences are mainly focused on the development of online platforms - I launched one of the first business information portals in the UK, along with developing online mentoring and bartering platforms for small businesses. All learning starts with play and I believe learning can and should be fun - whatever our age!

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Author, Businesswoman, Mum
Qualifications:
  • MA Management and Organisational Learning
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (Distinction)
  • Full member of the Society of Authors
Working for:
Enterprising Child ( www.enterprisingchild.com )

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  • Questions 6
  • Answers 71
  • Followers 14
  • Follows 15
  • Votes given 30
  • Votes received 106
Questions Answers Comments Votes
13Feb
Will character education be taught in school?

I think in the Early Years curriculum then certainly some of the key characteristics of effective learning outlined in the new EYFS 2014 cover ...

13Feb
How can we teach kids not to drop litter?

Holly, I think I'm more saddened than surprised by what you've written. The most obvious answer to the headline question about how we can teach kids ...

12Feb
Six skills students need for their future and how to get them

Great post Laura, and you won't be surprised that I not only support what you've written but have a few ideas of my own from my Enterprising Child ...

12Feb

Are today's secondary school students prepared for the future? Are they leaving school or university ready to innovate? As a parent, you ...

17Jan

What are you doing for Safer Internet Day 2014?

16Jan
Should parents play a role in deciding their child's future?

In replying to this I am reminded of my answer to a question a little while back about whether parents should take an active role in arranging work ...

16Jan
How can we motivate more young women to pursue a career in the technology field?

Great question and it's something that is getting much more attention these days as there is such a shortage generally of young people coming through ...

17Dec
How can I encourage my reluctant son, 10, to go to Code Club?

That's a great idea. I've mentioned it to my own son's school too so hoping something will happen in the New Year, though as you say it relies on ...

16Dec

This is an interesting topic. If the goal is to 'earn a little money on the side' then you're looking at a very limited range of business models. The ...

16Dec

Yes. Even the UK’s Education Secretary declared the current curriculum not fit for purpose, leaving children ‘bored out of their minds being ...

16Dec
How can I encourage my reluctant son, 10, to go to Code Club?

I can see this question was asked some time ago so it would be interesting to know the outcome as to whether you got your son to Code Club or not? ...

10Dec
Any good ideas for keeping children age 0-11 amused at a children's party being held in a school hall?

Where to start?! With such a wide age range you're going to need a good mix of activities to keep everyone interested - maybe some activities ...

10Dec
Should I buy a Christmas present for my newborn baby?

Firstly, many congratulations and I hope you're settling in to parenthood well. My son was around 8 weeks old on his first Christmas too so I ...

23Oct
How do I teach my child about different cultures?

Like others have suggested, it's not necessary to physically travel to help your child learn about different cultures. We can be well 'traveled' ...

23Oct

There are certainly many ways to foster cultural interest including cultural practices and what people do, spiritual or religious beliefs and ...

20Oct

It's mainly talked about with [education](http://quib.ly/qu/what-is-gamification) – make it into a game, and kids will love it! – but why stop there? ...

14Oct
Should parents take an active role in arranging work experience?

Great question Chanda and very topical at the moment too. A number of reports have been published in the last 12 months detailing the way in which ...

23Sep

Sorry, but this question stinks. And here's why: 1. The price differential for even rented accommodation in London is huge between boroughs. Most ...

Q: Will character education be taught in school?

A: I think in the Early Years curriculum then certainly some of the key characteristics of effective learning outlined in the new EYFS 2014 cover ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we teach kids not to drop litter?

A: Holly, I think I'm more saddened than surprised by what you've written. The most obvious answer to the headline question about how we can teach kids ...

3 years ago

Q: Should parents play a role in deciding their child's future?

A: In replying to this I am reminded of my answer to a question a little while back about whether parents should take an active role in arranging work ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we motivate more young women to pursue a career in the technology field?

A: Great question and it's something that is getting much more attention these days as there is such a shortage generally of young people coming through ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I encourage my reluctant son, 10, to go to Code Club?

A: I can see this question was asked some time ago so it would be interesting to know the outcome as to whether you got your son to Code Club or not? ...

3 years ago

Q: Any good ideas for keeping children age 0-11 amused at a children's party being held in a school hall?

A: Where to start?! With such a wide age range you're going to need a good mix of activities to keep everyone interested - maybe some activities ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I buy a Christmas present for my newborn baby?

A: Firstly, many congratulations and I hope you're settling in to parenthood well. My son was around 8 weeks old on his first Christmas too so I ...

3 years ago

Q: How do I teach my child about different cultures?

A: Like others have suggested, it's not necessary to physically travel to help your child learn about different cultures. We can be well 'traveled' ...

3 years ago

Q: Should parents take an active role in arranging work experience?

A: Great question Chanda and very topical at the moment too. A number of reports have been published in the last 12 months detailing the way in which ...

3 years ago

Q: Are Graze boxes a good way to get kids snacking healthily?

A: Yes I do! I started receiving them a while ago for myself and like you spotted the kid's boxes so we've tried them out. Now we receive one every two ...

3 years ago

Q: Should we encourage kids to care about 'the news'?

A: Like the replies above, I agree we need to look at what is meant by 'the news' and also the age you're talking about. In general, I agree that most ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it worth reading a bedtime story to a newborn?

A: I agree with Linda. Reading to your baby is a lovely activity that hopefully you will continue for many years beyond the baby stage. They're not ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I help my youngest (5) feel less nervous about moving up a class?

A: Hi Frankie, I wonder given you asked this question a couple of weeks ago now, how your youngest has got on going back to school and moving up a ...

3 years ago

Q: If I shout, have I screwed up as a parent?

A: I can't really add much to what Siobhan has already said other than to just re-assure you as a parent myself, this is completely NORMAL! I wouldn't ...

3 years ago

Q: How can I help my son identify birds' eggs and flowers?

A: Hi Holly, there are a few different apps available that you and your son may enjoy using to help identify the flowers and egg shells you find on your ...

3 years ago

Q: Parents of older kids: If you could give one bit of advice to new parents, what would it be?

A: My best advice is to trust and follow your instincts. You will know your baby/child better than anyone. What works for someone-else may not work for ...

3 years ago

Q: How important is it that we teach our children practical skills such as painting a wall or repairing a bicycle tire?

A: Great question Cal, and certainly in this age of such a service-based economy it would be easy to think that actually making/repairing things doesn't ...

3 years ago

Q: Do you use PktMny for your kids' allowance, why?

A: I'm just looking at setting this up at the moment although it doesn't seem to let me set up an account for my son who is almost 7 - they say it's for ...

3 years ago

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