Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hope – Fueling Respect, Responsibility and Love

Well tomorrow we’ll officially have four teenagers (aka the Fab4) in the house – yes that’s four emerging adults that the world could judge to be sulky, non-conformist, grumpy, monosyllabic , uncommunicative, untidy and only able to emit sounds akin … Continue reading

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Disability – Parenting with a Disabling Condition

Parenting children when you’re ill as many know is a nightmare but parenting children when you have a lifelong condition or disability requires a whole new outlook that sadly, in this country, is vastly misunderstood, irrationally judged and comes under … Continue reading

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Grandparents: Why they benefit your child

This weekend we celebrate my parent’s and my children’s grandparent’s Golden Wedding Anniversary and are looking forward to giving them a well-deserved pat on the back for fifty years of marriage, as well as celebrating all the good that has … Continue reading

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iPad or iBad? Children and Screentime!

Today media coverage has once again released more on the hazards of screen time and children highlighting that by the time a number of children are 7 years old they will have spent a whole year in front of a … Continue reading

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Why Nagging Doesn’t Work: Raising Responsible Children

So they’re bedroom is untidy, their music is blaring out, their friends have left drink cups everywhere, dirty clothes aren’t in the laundry, the lid is off the toothpaste, the toilet isn’t flushed, fresh air hasn’t hit their bedroom in … Continue reading

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