I recently heard two parents bemoaning the lack of after school revision classes for year 6 SATs tests. My initial reaction was one of horror and pity for the children involved, who were clearly being worked hard at home to achieve good SATs results. The concern seemed to be that if their child ... Read More about Do We Push Our Children Too Much Academically?
We try to be reasonably green as a family recycling, composting, using public transport or walking when we can, etc. So when we were preparing for J's arrival we naturally thought about trying reusable nappies. I attended a nappy morning ran by our local council to see some nappies and get some ... Read More about Reusable Nappies Didn’t Work For Us
I was the eldest child of a big family and grew up with lots of pesky, younger brothers and sisters. I think it was this experience of younger children, particularly during my teenage years, that put me off having children of my own. When you've had younger siblings giggling behind the sofa when ... Read More about Late Decision To Be A Mum
Don't know about you, but I'm wondering when children grow out of early mornings? My son J is 6 and still wakes me before 6am on a regular basis. Even on a relative lie in day, I'd be very lucky to make it past 6.30. And it has to be mummy that gets up too, but that's another story.Changing ... Read More about Early Mornings
My son (J) is still wearing nappies at 6. We have tried going without a nappy; we've tried lifting him; we've waiting for dry nappies in the morning; reduced drinks later in the day, but so far nothing has worked. He did manage 9 dry nights on the trot with no nappy back when he was 4. On the ... Read More about Dry At Night