Family Values

Raising My Son, The Sensitive One

Jane Taylor | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Taylor

The week he started school every boy in the reception class was issued with a letter to their parents warning about some bad behaviour. There'd been an incident which resulted in a child being hurt. I searched his book bag to find no letter.

Moana Did Not Win An Oscar, But It Won Our Hearts

Jesse Toksvig-Stewart | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jesse Toksvig-Stewart

I have to admit I was a little bit gutted when Moana lost out to best animation feature and best song at the Oscars. The inner Disney in me was all fired up, and I realised that it was not just because of the fantastic songs I had been humming for weeks. Moana was a new kind of character to the ones my sister had seen on screen before

How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Societal Values?

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Reality is that we spend more time on our phones and other digital gadgets than we spend with our loved ones. It's like they have become the air that we breathe in; we walk and sleep with them, eat and play with them to the extent that we have forgotten to spend time face-to-face with people.

How to Have Happy Kids

Nic Williams | Posted 09.07.2017 | UK Parents
Nic Williams

Like all parents I try my best to do what I think is right. No doubt I mess up at times, I might be raising financially illiterate kids (the signs are otherwise; my son is a keen negotiator when buying records). My main motivation is to try and make my kids childhood as stressfree as I possible. I'd be interested to know what approach you take.

Family Friendly Parliament

Frances Scott | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Politics
Frances Scott

Did you catch the incredible House of Commons debate on Tuesday, on "Family friendliness of the Houses of Parliament"? It was brought by Jess Phillips MP and produced some interesting reactions and great sound bites on twitter...

We Travel to Come Home - An Indonesian Odyssey

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

I was terribly homesick in my last years, but in the words of philosopher Martin Buber (b 1878, d 1965), "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware". For me, the secret destination that I was meant to be, but was unaware of, is in the heart of the Mediana family.

Small-Town Vows

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

When I informed my father that a German will be knocking on his front door shortly to ask him for my hand in marriage, his first comment was, "Are you...

Why My Mother's Death Made Me Write a Book on Parenting Girls

Judy Reith | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

When my mum died after a long fight with Alzheimer's, grief threw me an opportunity to consider her legacy to me, and my three daughters. A friend said to me, "We all leave our shadow behind". So what is my mum's shadow? What will mine be to my darling daughters so they have what they need to thrive in the modern world?

Six Ways of Growing Sibling Closeness

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

In the past week, I have had more emotional turmoil than I did in the last ten years of my life. But it took just one phone call, and my big brother Huw was there. In fact, he had always been there, silent and watchful, looking out for me.

The Biggest Gift

Elaine Benton | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

No one envisages being chronically ill, unable to continue working, and eventually with no alternative, handing in one's notice. To imagine or think for one moment that something positive could possibly come out of this situation is beyond belief.

Yummy, MILF, Dishy and DILF - It's All About Sex

John L. Adams | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

So what of the dishy daddy? Is it all about sex? In fairness you rarely hear the phrase and I've never had a woman sidle up to me in a bar and use the phrase "dishy daddy" as her opening line.

In a World Where Anything Goes

Pippa Smith | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

Do we really live in a world where anything goes? According to the BBC's Cherry Healey, we do. In a recent programme, 'How to Get a Life' on BBC One, she repeated this statement more than once.

The Friday Poem: 'Loss' By Wendy Cope

Posted 21.03.2012 | Home

Wendy Cope has released four full volumes of adult poetry since 1986, the latest being Family Values in 2011. Born in 1945, she read history at Oxf...

I challenge you to pleasure yourself with Slow Food

Catherine Gazzoli | Posted 06.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Gazzoli

Education, Education,Education. That well known mantra would perhaps for us at Slow Food UK be Appreciation, Appreciation, Appreciation.

Where Were all the Parents?

Sam Gyimah | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Politics
Sam Gyimah

Unfashionable though it is, we need to face some home truths; to love your offspring is to equip them to aspire to a better life than you have and this requires parents to have the moral courage to instil 'character'. The out of touch plea issued by the politicians and police, for parents to control their children, demonstrates how deep rooted this problem is for society. Unfashionable though it is, we need to face some home truths; to love your offspring is to equip them to aspire to a better life than you have and this requires parents to have the moral courage to instil character.

"Family Values" Doctrine and the Economy in the U.S.

April Salchert | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK
April Salchert

Many people will hear this term "Family Values" without really understand its implications. "Family Values" is about as rhetorically ambivalent as "Terrorism". There are some frightening similarities of how these terms are used in political discourse.