Did someone try to reconnect with the absent dad in their 30’s?
My hand slowly raises as I confess “Yep, it was me.” “Oh dear, why would you want to do that?” some folk asked.
Not having a valid answer at the time, I will go with my Uncles explanation, it seems logical enough. 14 years later I am still sticking with that explanation.Read More »
I have to be honest about something. Something I knew deep down but did not want to admit. It was easier for me at the time to ignore it. Ignoring it meant I didn’t have to wake the beast. I could stay in a waking sleep. Having the occasional deep pull from inside that as a parent, “I can do better.” I should be acknowledging what I know instead of turning a blind eye. It is now affecting the relationships in the family.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.
“10,10. 9,9. 8,8. 7,7. and so on. BLAST OFFFFFF!“ The actions are not too dissimilar to the racing car driver. The difference being you have two arms stretched out above your head pointing up to the sky. Your fists parallel and clenched. When you need to talk to your crew, you have to do this with a hand over mouth Darth Vader impression. A day never goes by for you as an astronaut without the words “Houston, we have a problem.” The spaceship is shaking, items flying off all over the grass. You’re out of control and you don’t have enough air. The spaceship is falling fast to Earth, spinning in the process. Hitting the ground hard, you and your crew scan each other. Now you know by the look in their eyes what’s next. It is time for Mars, the aliens need to be found.Read More »
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.