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Finding Your Purpose as a Dad

Finding Your Purpose as a Dad

Being a parent is challenging.  From day one when you get woken up in the middle of the night, to fretting about school, to then worrying when they come home late from parties as a teenager.  Despite these challenges, the thing that helps to keep you going is a sense...
Preteen Girls And Scary Movies

Preteen Girls And Scary Movies

“Can we watch IT!” they scream at me. A gaggle of twelve-year-old girls never “ask” or “say”. They scream. All the time. Especially when it’s a slumber party. “No. Absolutely not,” I say. My voice is not raised nor is it rushed. It’s level and calm. The voice of a...
Baby’s Six Month Development Stages Unpacked

Baby’s Six Month Development Stages Unpacked

Month One And so it begins. Fresh from the comfort and solitude of the womb, a baby’s emotional development is a challenge and a journey for us all. Mental and physical stimulation cause sleepless nights, Along with a yearning for the familiar warmth and...
Do we project our anxieties onto our children?

Do we project our anxieties onto our children?

This week has been a great week for lots of different reasons. The biggest thing for us this week was driving a 416mile round trip from Kent to Derby over two days for my cousins 21st birthday. It was an absolutely brilliant time. I’m currently sat on the sofa...
How to Raise a Reader

How to Raise a Reader

As an English teacher and an avid bookworm, I’ve fantasised about reading to a brood of my own children since I was small. I absolutely love the faces of my school kids as I read them a tale; their faces come to life, they cover their eyes at the scary parts, they...