The Elf On The Shelf

The Elf On The Shelf

Louise Rodgers  30.11.2016
I'd heard rumours of a magical Elf who visited children in the run up to Christmas and reported their behaviour to Santa every evening....
How Other Parents Helped Me Realise A Learning Disability Is Nothing To Fear - In Fact, It's Brought Joy I Could Never Have Imagined

How Other Parents Helped Me Realise A Learning Disability Is Nothing To Fear - In Fact, It's Brought Joy I Could Never Have Imagined

Tom Bachofner  30.11.2016
When we were first given the diagnosis, I remember going through lots of outdated, clinical information we'd found online, but what I desperately...
Dads, Let's Talk About Puberty

Dads, Let's Talk About Puberty

Richard Shorter  30.11.2016
Isn't it about time we dads learnt to talk about puberty? About unwanted erections, hormones and changes that happen to women? And to do...
Kick Starting Kids' Careers: For How Long Should Parents Be A Financial Lifeline?

Kick Starting Kids' Careers: For How Long Should Parents Be A Financial Lifeline?

Jackie Leiper  30.11.2016
The Bank of Mum and Dad has never been busier. Housing charity Shelter suggests that as well as helping children to fund their lifestyles,...
Top Ten Tips To Survive The School Christmas Frenzy

Top Ten Tips To Survive The School Christmas Frenzy

Susie Weaver  29.11.2016
Inboxes are bursting at the seams with hundreds of 'urgent' emails about nativity plays, charity days, Christmas jumper days, carol concerts,...
What NOT To Do With Kids At Christmas

What NOT To Do With Kids At Christmas

Hattie Harrison  29.11.2016
Christmas is approaching and so the lists of things to do with kids in your local area are arriving into your awareness - and inbox - thick...
'We Could Never Have Anticipated What Christmas Would Look Like; But We Always Hoped For Something Better': Supporting A Child With SLCN During The Festive Period

'We Could Never Have Anticipated What Christmas Would Look Like; But We Always Hoped For Something Better': Supporting A Child With SLCN During The Festive Period

Catherine Shooter  29.11.2016
Christmas can be a stimulating but overwhelming time of the year for a child with speech, language and communication needs. Charities like...
Preventing Generation Skint - Why You Really Should Teach Your Kids About Money

Preventing Generation Skint - Why You Really Should Teach Your Kids About Money

Kalpana Fitzpatrick  29.11.2016
Is money really that much of a dirty subject? I don't think it is and it's time to open up and face reality - children need to know about...
Let's Start A New Debate About Fathers

Let's Start A New Debate About Fathers

Shane Ryan  29.11.2016
It is logical that developing pathways of support for this young man and thousands like him could change the life chances for both father...
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself - The Myth Of The Ideal Mother

Don't Be So Hard On Yourself - The Myth Of The Ideal Mother

Anne Marshall  28.11.2016
Here's some transparency. I have four children which means that my hair is falling out. However, people often tell me I seem calm. I'm...
Why This Mum's Honest Post About Parenting Mistakes Is Reminding Us It's Okay Not To Be Perfect

Why This Mum's Honest Post About Parenting Mistakes Is Reminding Us It's Okay Not To Be Perfect

Amy Packham  28.11.2016
A mother’s post about all her parenting mistakes has reminded mums and dads to stop beating themselves up over the small things.  Kara...
Wanna Be In My Gang?

Wanna Be In My Gang?

Lorna Hayward  28.11.2016
Physically I was able to try and pull on those times of rest, but my mind (as will be the story of my bloody life and no doubt this blog)...
Selective Mutism - A Mother's Story

Selective Mutism - A Mother's Story

Sharon Brison  25.11.2016
I spent days and night googling her 'symptoms' ticking a lot of boxes led to the term 'Selective Mutism' reading the brief I wondered...
Juggling: Musician, Mum And Me

Juggling: Musician, Mum And Me

YolanDa Brown   25.11.2016
I am a Musician, a Wife, a Mum an artist, writer, presenter, racing driver, educator, daughter, sister and friend. Pausing to think of...