Tuesday 7:30 a.m. The phone rings. “Would you be able to cover a lesson in a school?” I start to find an excuse to say “No.” because my nerves were shocked out of their sleep.
“YES!” I snap. I did not give my ego time to talk me out of it. After all, this is what I want to do. I want to work with children. To be the one that helps them to see their potential. And this is my first taster.Read More »
My Mom broke the ‘Young single mother’ stereotype when she had me. Just turned 17 and she is a Mom. Not that uncommon in the 70s to become a mum.
Was she single? Yes.
Were we poor? Yes.
Was my young Mom a pushover? No.
I did not realise what my mom was doing back then, and I hated her for it.
I thought my mom was evil and mean. I remember saying to my teenage friends ‘‘She hates me. It is not my fault she had me. It’s not fair.’
My Mother was very strict with me. And this was not uncommon in her circle of young mum friends. But what did she do to me that was so bad? She taught me about money. Not how to make money, but how to appreciate and budget. I can hear you all saying ”What a B**ch!” I thought so too.Read More »
After completing a 2-year photography HND and earning 12 distinctions, 3 merits and a pass. I can now say it is a complete waste of time and money. But if you have time and money to waste, then you’re in for a treat. Don’t worry if you do not have money. A student loan for a Higher education course is always available.Read More »
We have all seen the posts on social media showing how the elderly have a life worse than convicts. While I trust that to be true, has anyone ever thought how the school system is set up like a prison? The new Academies are square blocks of concrete, with no charm. But more worrying is what goes on inside them. Let’s have a look at some of the regulations that high schools now have.
In the U.K. we are experiencing record heat temperatures and not just for a day either. I know this is not normal weather behaviour for us Brits. But I thought that having water was a basic human right. It must be, because if you can’t pay your water bill, legally they can’t cut it off.
There are so many names and titles for different parenting styles now, I never knew that the way I had been parenting my children had a fashionable title.
I am what is known as a ‘Free Range Parent.‘ What exactly does that mean? I give my children choices. They have responsibilities. I encourage independence in line with their age.