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?
Is it just me who isn't coping with the school holidays? I'm enjoying lots of time with my boy, but nothing else is getting done. I shop and I cook (nothing fancy) so we can eat, but the house is untidy, not very clean and I don't see that changing in a hurry. It seems like an impossible task to ... Read More about Coping With The School Holidays?
Birthday parties are a part of childhood. When I was little they were usually in the form of a birthday tea. I'd have a few friends over to the house and we'd have sandwiches and cake. Then there would be a few rounds of pass the parcel. A run around in the garden rounded things off - it was ... Read More about Why Don’t Some Children Go To Birthday Parties?
My six year old boy still loves his cuddles. He is a bit of a Mummy's boy if I'm truthful, but that seems to go along with being kind, sensitive and not overly boisterous, so I'm happy with that. If I go away for a few nights he wants to make up for the cuddles he's missed out on and he goes into ... Read More about Cuddles
We recently had a school sports day. My son, J, is slim and about average height, but he isn't a natural athlete. I work hard at encouraging him to push himself physically, as he is inclined to be cautious and lacks confidence in this field. I also insist that he does a weekly swimming class plus ... Read More about School Sports Day – An Exercise in Humiliation