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!


10 Oct 2016

Hold Your Nerve! 

We seem to be under so much pressure these days to look on top form at all times in a world where people don’t seem to put their not-so-fine moments on display or on social media. What a glossy brochure life we’re shown.  Who can keep up w...

4 Oct 2016

I love coming to bed and finding one of the children’s wonder books waiting for me.

We take it in turns to write to one another - sometimes funny, sometimes silly and sometimes deeper thoughts and questions which are answered candidly with the time and spac...

1 Oct 2016

Recently Published Article - Care For The Family - Oct 2016

Madeleine Stanimeros shares some of the key principles she has learnt in parenting teenagers.

I love parenting teens. I know! – Who’d have thought? Of course, I do have moments when I want to scream...

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