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Let’s not assume it’s a zebra

Let’s not assume it’s a zebra

Having children can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes, we can worry ourselves sick about things that haven’t even happened yet, or about which we have no real information. A call from the school saying the drumming tutor wants to talk to us about Daniel. A message from the...

I’m a complete and utter fail!

I’m a complete and utter fail!

This is what I announced to my parents having angrily stomped off the stage at the end of a violin solo, aged eleven. Sound familiar? Have you or your children ever made such a declaration? So, what had been the disaster that warranted such a claim? I had preformed a...

Calling all grown-ups. Stop dashing in!

Calling all grown-ups. Stop dashing in!

As parents, we’re a bit hard-wired to leap and take action instantly, when it comes to our children. And I am vexed by how SM can apply the pressure for what constitutes a truly caring or successful parent. I’m making a case to take a stand against the human habit of...

Are you hindering your children with your love?

Are you hindering your children with your love?

We do so much for our children, because we love them and we want to support them. BUT... Here’s something really important to look out for. Because, we can all get caught out hindering our children through our love for them. There are things we do for our children...

Despondent and defeated when things don’t work out?

Despondent and defeated when things don’t work out?

Can your kids be despondent and defeated when things don’t work out? With our son in particular, I used to find that there were a fair few instances where things not working or being as good as he had hoped, resulted in him jacking it in and walk (or stomping) away....