How to talk to children about scary world events

How to talk to children about scary world events

I know the world feels a scary place at the moment for a lot of our children and teens. Their minds and our own are understandably very focused on what is happening in Ukraine, and as result I am hearing from a lot of parents who are saying their child or teen is...
Rule-breaking and what it teaches our children

Rule-breaking and what it teaches our children

You could not escape the news these past several weeks of rule breaking. Whether it was the British government having a number of parties at 10 Downing Street (breaking UK lockdown rules), or tennis star Novak Djokovik’s visa application, and validity of his...
A letter to all ambitious mothers,

A letter to all ambitious mothers,

Dear Ambitious Mother, You don’t know me, but I know you. I see you at the school gates weighed-down with mum-guilt. I see the constant tug of war which goes on in your head – when you’re with your children you feel guilty you aren’t more present for work and when you...
What do all happy families have in common??

What do all happy families have in common??

Some families just seem to exude happiness – almost Disney channel like perfect family happiness. Leaving the rest of us feeling as though our family-life is like a horror movie, with siblings who want to kill each other and lots of shouting!! Yet in lots of...
Am I becoming cantankerous??

Am I becoming cantankerous??

I reflect daily. I write a journal, and I’ve noticed a new theme in my writing. I’m grumbling a lot and it’s got me thinking – have I become a female version of Victor Meldrew?? For those of you too young to know – he was a character in a television sitcom...
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