Today I read a thread in a facebook page ranting about teenagers. They ranted about bad manners, ‘the youth of today’, I blame the parents and lots more besides. I suspect it was written for the most part by parents of young children. How I smiled reading that thread. These parents of younger children are … More To all who hate teenagers…
“Do you not trust me mom?”. “Of course I do darling”, is what I say. “You must be dreaming!” is what I mean. I have read articles in the past, about how there should be a circle of trust. Parent to teens, teens to parents. I read these articles before I had children, and agreed … More I Spy. A great game for parents of teenagers!
How would you feel, if you just finished a nights work, organising the teaching of almost ninety children to swim? Wrecked, tired, irritable, weary? Well actually no that is not how I feel. I feel, young, invigorated, happy, buzzing. As I opened the doors to the pool tonight, a stream of children poured out. Among … More My wish for the class of 2013.
Looking at gorgeous photos, of new born babies and cute children, can make any of us oooh and ahhh. But a word of caution here, just like puppies and kittens, babies too grow up! When we first set eyes on our newborns, they are equivalent to cute pedigree puppies. Tiny, perfect and highly photogenic. However … More Children are not just for Christmas!
We all judge. Fact. It is a trait within us all. Some of us judge more regularly than others, Some more harshly or vocally. But we all do it. I have been reading quite a few parenting blogs recently, who have felt they were judged, and are unhappy with the judgement However in my humble … More How judgemental are you?
It is a well known fact that as our children get older, they become increasingly embarrassed by their parents. Our clothes, hair and fashion sense, are never up to scratch. I only have to open my mouth in front of their friends, and I hear “mom stop”. Let us not even mention our amazing dancing, … More Ground Please Swallow Me Up.
“Do you not trust me mom?”. “Of course I do darling”, is what I say. “You must be dreaming!” is what I mean. I have read articles in the past, about how there should be a circle of trust. Parent to teens, teens to parents. I read these articles before I had children, and agreed … More I Spy. A Great Game For Parents Of Teenagers!
In the parenting category every day, I see a myriad of posts on, Potty training, sleep difficulties, schooling issues, etc. relating to young children. Do these children never grow up? If so do they become perfect teenagers? I read about the isolation, despair, sleepless nights and endless worry that comes with parenting a young child. … More Break The Silence!
In every home, school, family or workplace we label people. It may be a physical label, or a characteristic label. But every single person we know is labeled. I am due a visit to my mom soon. Its always something I look forward to. That draw within you, that pull bringing you home. When I … More Whats Your Label?
Here follows an account of the dangers of oestrogen meeting testosterone I am, I like to think, a relatively laid back parent, not overly prone to anger. However on one memorable occasion I saw bright red. I think looking back it may have been an excessive release of oestrogen! What ever caused it I definitely … More Testosterone meets Oestrogen.