As children get older and they spend more time out on their own or with friends, it can be an anxious time for parents . Not only are you having to come to terms with your child having more freedom, but also trying to remind them how to keep themselves and their belongings safe, without […]
Do you worry that your teenager lacks important life skills? Personally, I think that one of the positives to come out of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown period, has been a chance to build on a range of life skills with children of all ages.
Have you ever thought about using a room divider? Perhaps there is something missing from your room and you can’t quite figure out what it is? Perhaps adding a room divider could be the answer. There are tons of situations where a room divider could be useful. Whether it’s your child moving into a dorm, […]
Growing up and the feelings that go with it are odd really. As a child you spend the whole time wanting to be older. To be that bit bigger so you can do that bit more. As a teenager, you also spend time wanting to be older, to be grown up, so you can make […]
It is the final milestone of childhood. That moment when they graduate from the compulsory education system can feel incredible. All that hard work raising your child has paid off. All those hours of helping with homework. All those months of nagging them to revise, and now they are all grown up and about to […]
I write a lot on the blog about the importance of reading to children and the importance of nurturing a love of books and independent reading. Part of the love of reading can come from reading something that ‘hooks’ into a particular interest at the time. As parents we sometimes have to watch and wait […]