Publicity talk

Mind of a child – My son is really excited because he has a publicity talk at school…

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School reading challenge

Mind of a child – My son didn’t want to do his reading homework so he tried to sweet-talk me…

Hazardous journey

Blended story – A 3 paragraph story written with my 10 year old son…

Career path

It’s hard to advise your children about career paths, especially when they don’t listen to you…!

Footsteps

My version of the great poem – Footprints… My dreams for my children…

Pushing children

How much should we push our children? Push them with their studies, not literally…!

A letter to my bully

Dear Bully, I’m sorry I could not be your friend For whatever I did to offend. I must have said something unkind I apologise if I ever whined. I didn’t mean to make you look bad I wouldn’t hurt you or want you to feel sad. I know I look a lot different to you…

Teenage stress.

Why is it so hard to communicate with teenagers. It seems that the more vocabulary they learn, the less they actually use! And when the attitude kicks in, that’s when you’re trouble! I understand that times have evolved and this generation of young adults has a lot more stress than most of us did growing…

Another recreational drug!

For the last few months I have been noticing tiny, little chrome bottles on the streets. I just presumed they were some sort of new trend kids had taken up. This morning when I left the house to walk the dog, I found this on the corner of my road – Still not sure what…

Ofsted – A parent’s perspective

Having worked in the Education sector, I know how important a school’s Ofsted report is. But lets look at it from a parent’s perspective? As a parent we face numerous tough decisions. One of these is where to send your kids to school. I actually uprooted my family and moved to a different borough just to…