How safe are our children?

How safe are our children?

University Drop-Off This weekend we drove an eighteen year old family friend to Bristol to start his three-year degree course. He was excited to see his new room, at the prospect of meeting new friends, about his new sense of independence and is looking forward to...

Flipping Your Lid

Are You Coping? How are you managing with this extremely hot weather? With the start of the summer holidays and children at home looking for things to occupy themselves, I am guessing that some parents may have felt quite challenged recently. When we feel under...
Kindness – is it overated?

Kindness – is it overated?

Kindness vs. Discipline Anyone who has brought up children will know at least two things: one is just how important it is to show them unconditional love. The second is that there are times when showing them kindness is the very last thing on your mind. As an example...
Stay-at-home Dads

Stay-at-home Dads

I was watching a programme yesterday where stay at home Dads were being interviewed about how it feels to be the main hands on parent and how difficult it can be returning to paid work after a year or two of being at home. There was a lot said about how men in this...
Children with Sleeping Problems

Children with Sleeping Problems

Sleep is important to all of us.  Not only because it restores us physically but because sleep helps rewire the brain; things that made us anxious the day before becomes less of a problem after a good night’s sleep. Sleep’s dreaming mechanism in short...