Encouraging Without Pushing

G'day Friday Peeps! It's hard not to turn into the pushy, over-competitive Mum. Especially when it comes to learning because that's my thing. My daughter is currently in the middle of Mid-Term exams (and is largely unimpressed with the whole thing, like every other pupil I've spoken to!). I have been reminding her to study [...]

Choose Your Battles

Hey-ho Monday Peeps! The title of this blog is good advice generally, but today it's specifically about parenting. I was asked by a friend recently how to get her 10 year old to wash and brush teeth willingly. I remember that pre-teen phase, my daughter and many of her friends were the same (typically 8-12 [...]

Anti-Bullying Week

Howdy Peeps! On Monday my daughter's school had an odd-socks day to raise awareness for Anti-bullying week. The idea being that everyone looks different but all are accepted. There are lots of things we can do to deal with bullying but the most important thing is to talk. Our kids need to know it's not [...]

Back into the Groove?

Howdy Peeps! This half term week has gone so fast! Anyone else feel like time is whizzing by? So I'm trying to cleasr the post-holiday fog and get back into things; little things like work routine, blogging, exercising, keeping my house tidy (much harder when everyone's off school and work!) These seem like really big [...]

Madness (and not the good kind)

Afternoon Peeps! I've seen and heard several things on the news this week that have disturbed me so I thought I'd share them and share my responses too. As a mum, I think we need to address these things so our kids can learn from them. Some schools and universities are banning clapping and cheering [...]