Advanced search

This topic is for Q&As arranged by MNHQ. If you have questions about the site and how it runs, please do post in Site Stuff topic. If want to know about Q&A opportunities, please mail

How do I start a thread?

(11 Posts)
Thirtyrock39 Fri 21-Oct-16 16:03:45

As title I can comment but don't know how u start a new thread???

LifeIsGoodish Fri 21-Oct-16 16:38:17

You just have.

Sosidges Fri 21-Oct-16 17:03:35

Go to talk, A-Z find the subject you want to start a thread on.
Just above where it says 'add your message here' you will see start a new thread in this topic

Hiphopopotamus Fri 21-Oct-16 17:09:24

Really? You've just started a thread

HalloToJasonIsaacs Fri 21-Oct-16 17:18:22

You already know how: it's the where you're having trouble with.

And yes, what Sosidges said.

But well done for having an actual user name!

Thirtyrock39 Fri 21-Oct-16 18:14:05

Thanks I genuinely couldn't work it out and thought it was only possible on mumsnet hq as thought it was a help page... got it now!!

penworth Thu 22-Dec-16 00:52:22

Does anyone have any experience of Bethany School in Kent?
Or any other schools around the SE and Sussex that are great for mild/moderate dyslexia.
My DS was diagnosed in Year 6 with mild to moderate and it manifests in spelling (not reading) and consequently writing. He also has issues around Maths tests/retaining what he's been taught. And focusing.
He's currently Year 9 in a comprehensive but he gets no support at all. In fact, everything is a battle: to get him moved up a set in Maths, to get them to help with other ways of raising self-esteem and self-belief. Seriously - nightmare! But it is quite a tunnel--visioned academic school. Plus my input is exceeding my battery levels. They're running almost flat!
He's on target for mainly Levels 6s, a couple of 5s, one L7 and one L8 in the new money (GCSEs) but because of the lack of rounding the whole person, we're now thinking of forking out on a mainstream specialist school. I'm just not convinced he'll reach his potential if he stays put and as i said, doing it yourself is a killer.
We looked at Seaford and it seemed OK, a bit haphazard in how they dealt with queries, great dyslexia unit but not convinced how much that disseminated throughout the school.... but they were full anyway. A friend whose child goes there gets a bit annoyed with clubs not running and has the usual gripes, although another one loves it for her two DC.
Bethany seems really good, but I don't know for sure whether it is or not. He's got a healthy IQ and very high verbal ability, slow processing speeds and that spelling thing. Any advice would be appreciated.
I don't want to uproot him if these specialist schools hold him back as I think he could get good results. (Apparently only the top set for English at Bethany does Eng Lit for example.) Sometimes top two sets.
Over-anxious, worried of making a mistake mum! (Hand in mouth)

penworth Thu 22-Dec-16 00:53:40

Sorry. Haven't got the hang of this. Just posted in the wrong place, having spent ages trying to find out how to post.
Trying again...

MyUsername138 Sun 01-Jan-17 20:43:01

My dd1 (12) just announced she wants to quit rowing. Should I let her? She rows twice a week but she says it just isn't fun anymore be she feels like she's the worst in her boat. She says it's too much of a commitment as we often how to go out for 8 hours plus for regattas. But I love the rowing community and she seems like she has potential in the sport (very tall, strong etc). Am I being unreasonable? Should I let her quit?

MyUsername138 Sun 01-Jan-17 20:43:58

Sorry meant to start new thread!!

lynn66 Sat 18-Mar-17 10:30:08

Ladies - I'm seriously considering moving back to Plymouth and I just need advice about primary schools. My daughter will be going into year 6 in September. She is dyslexic, therefore i would ideally like somewhere that has a good learning support department. She's also quite shy too and having lived abroad her whole life is quite reserved. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated - we'd be living in the Freedom Fields area. Thank you.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now