When you just want to give up…

You know you've had a bad day when you struggle to open the screwcap lid of your mini wine bottle-for-one and it makes you cry.  (I know - first world problems!) I used the phrase 'I give up' too many times today.  This tends to happen when my emotional stores of positivity are on empty. When … Continue reading When you just want to give up…

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A letter to the mum of the boy my daughter hurt…

I'd like to apologise for my daughter hurting your son. I'm told she kicked and punched him and left a mark.  I hope he's OK. I'd like to explain why my 10 year old daughter lashed out so violently towards your son. Not to excuse but to explain.  It was the result of a series … Continue reading A letter to the mum of the boy my daughter hurt…

Odd Role Models!

All children have heroes and role models.  Some follow and obsess over footballers, for others it's Spiderman. It's part of childhood. My daughter also has heroes. She also obsesses about them (to a manic degree). The conversation is always invariably directed back to her current favorite. What's interesting (and somewhat scary) is her general choice … Continue reading Odd Role Models!