At my son's school you are not allowed to bring your child with you to the meeting with the teacher and you are expected to make child care arrangements. There are a few slots just after school when you can leave your child in the library and they will be supervised, but there are only 3 of these ... Read More about Child Care And School Parent’s Evenings
A babysitter is a temporary phase in life for many teenagers (usually girls). It's that phase when you're old enough and capable enough to left in charge, but young enough to not have developed an active evening social life. By its very nature it's a transitional phase towards the end of secondary ... Read More about Babysitting
Last week we were in a park in a little village. I was sat talking to a friend at a picnic bench. About 20 metres away our 3 children (3,6 and 6) were happily engrossed in a sandpit that had a fence around it (so they were hidden from view a little). After a while a woman said to us, "I'm sorry ... Read More about Putting Yourself Down
I've previously written about the fact that my son isn't dry at night yet. I've talked about larger nappies and pyjama pants too. Fairly often the nappies leak at night or more usually in the morning before he's fully awake, so we have a waterproof sheet on the bed. I'm struggling though to find ... Read More about Dealing with Wet Beds
Today I saw a child sporting a dummy as he walked around the playground. I'm not sure exactly how old he was, but it seems unlikely that he was less than 3. It made me feel sad as the dummy made him seem babyish, vulnerable and mute.A few minutes later the dummy was out and it was as if he was ... Read More about Dummies – Is there a time and a place for them?