We have five children whose ages range from 25 down to 11 years old. Normally, in any one day we’re building dens, steering through the teenage conundrums, catching up with our Uni-students and encouraging their various ventures and adventures.
However, it's lockdown, so something has happened that we could never have envisigaed - we're full nesters again, and loving it.
Our eldest (a Spanish teacher) is Zooming lessons from the lounge and selling his enormous range of vintage football tops which have overtaken parts of the landing. Our next is at dance school and she Zooms her tap, ballet, singing et al at the church hall. Mr. Lower 6th is managing his school career through headphones, the film maker is in the middle of an animation and our schoolie is doing his home-ed. And there is a competitive game of four square that takes up all the margins.  
As a parenting consultant (encourager), I'm constantly impressed by parents who want to learn, grow and be the best they can be, even when the days are tough. I hope my blogs encourage you too. And do pop across to my podcast for encouragement and inspiration. See you there!


15 Sep 2020

What sort of a family do you want to grow?

It’s a big questions isn’t it?

Probably quite a far reaching one really.

  • You might have a new born on your lap

  • Be in the throws of toddler land

  • Perhaps yours are well into primary school

  • Maybe you’...

8 Sep 2020

I had a great conversation on the podcast this week with David Baker. He’s one of those friends who

makes me laugh 

makes me think

He takes parenting seriously. But he doesn’t take himself very seriously. 

Here’s an excerpt ...with a deep thought

I asked him w...

1 Sep 2020

Last week we chatted about anger, aggression and over-reaction in our children

We looked at the ways we can respond to young children when they’re aggressive towards a sibling or friend.

This week we look at how to respond to older children – the teens and t...

25 Aug 2020

This week, I’m going to answer a few of the questions that you’ve been sending in, They’re great and it’s been helpful to know what you’re wrestling with. 

The ones I'm going to answer today are around aggression in kids. So I thought it could be usefu...

24 Aug 2020

Investing In Your Wellbeing
How are you?

Maybe like me you haven’t even had a moment to stop and think recently. We don’t often have time to step off the treadmill of life and work and reflect on how we are really doing.

We have check ups all the time - an...

10 Aug 2020

This week on the podcast we’re talking about fostering.

I’m surprised by how little I’ve come across it over the years. I’ve not been particularly aware of foster carers in the community, at the school gates or among friends.

In England there are 65,000 chil...

4 Aug 2020

Sometimes the hardest part about raising children is keeping our own relationship in good shape whilst there are so many needs of the children to meet.

I love this pic of Pete and Margy Wakefield.  Margy is my guest on the podcast this week.  And this is wh...

28 Jul 2020

I remember having an 'Aha' moment some years ago when trying to work out one of my children.

Why do our children suddenly 'lose it'?

He was happy in company, happy to play, integrate and hang out with the family and then all of a sudden, he'd melt down. Ther...

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