Walking with kids – how do you find this? I know from talking to other parents that so many find this a huge struggle. When I think back on some of the days I’ve had as a parent myself and I think how hard it was some days just to get them to walk across the car park from swimming lessons, I know it’s not easy.
Some parents feel very strongly that their children have fallen behind during this period of time (COVID). Whilst I don’t particularly feel that my children have, I recognise that this has put extra pressure on the education system and made things especially difficult for children in transition and exam years.
It’s a little problematic that many folks see creativity in an ironically uncreative way. For many, creativity is limited to the artistic domain. This belief is held so firmly that a lot of people don’t consider maths, science, or philosophy to be creative domains at all.
I’m pretty sure children do not need to go to the zoo on Monday, go-karting on Tuesday, Alton Towers on Wednesday, a water park on Thursday, the cinema on Friday, the trampoline park on Saturday and bowling on Sunday – is it me? Or is this a little excessive? Lots of parents could only afford to do one of these things a month, so showcasing this as a ‘standard week’ in the holidays is a little unfair I think.
Baby showers can be a fun part of becoming a mother and a chance to build that excitement. Having a baby is expensive, so why not use this opportunity to help the new parents out with a few bits and bobs to get them started.
I mean, apologies for stating the blatantly obvious BUT, where has this school year gone? I honestly feel like they only just all went back to school, there have been so few weeks of this academic year when all four have been in school due to COVID-19, I think I counted seven weeks!!!!
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Choosing a family-friendly car can be a total minefield, so I’ve put together a few things that I’ve learnt over the last 15 years – I hope this helps!