Teaching Your Children Problem Solving

I have always believed it’s so important to teach our children from a very young age to problem solve, but I’m not talking only about maths problem or a word search in a magazine although they are problems that will definitely teach them lots and help with their academic education. Life isn’t only about problem solving when it comes to education Our children need to learn that problem solving will be in every part of their lives so teaching them young problem solving techniques is vital. It will equip them though the minefield of those difficult teenage years, we all… [Read More]

Do You Trust Your GP’s Practice?

Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been suffering from high blood pressure since Christmas. This has resulted in two incidents of me being hospitalised, and on the second occasion this resulted in me having a stroke, which, as I have written, was a very scary and frightening experience. My open question is, could it all have been avoided? I think it could have been had my GP’s practice just taken a bit more time to monitor me properly, instead of giving me a tablet and sending me on my way, because quite honestly it wasn’t good… [Read More]

My Eldest Daughter J Wow! You Make Me So Proud

My eldest daughter, J, like all of my children make me feel so happy inside and outside, and they all never cease to amaze me with the achievements that they keep achieving in life. It’s actually never ending. Friday of last week was one such day that my love and pride of my children was just making my heart burst in a way that only your children can manage to do. As they progress through life, we all hope that the the goals and ambitions they have set out for themselves are achieved. It’s always a worry they won’t, but… [Read More]

Getting Therapy To Help With Your Mental Health

Mental health is still seen as a subject not to be talked about. Consequently this means that so many people suffer in silence. There is a definite stigma attached to the fact that you may have mental health issues, however the amount of people suffering from depression is huge. Sadly so often people don’t realise how difficult it is to live with depression, and although people’s attitudes towards depression is changing, there is still a belief that it is not a health condition that needs treatment, but it’s simply not a case of putting a smile on your face, pulling… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 127

This week the Brilliant Dad feature is Jon. Jon is the father of two and has been married for seven years. He’s passionate about health & sport, community action, and personal development. These passions have integrally influenced his character into the man he is today. He’s the Founder of This Dad Can. This Dad Can is an online resource for new, existing and expecting fathers. It resources men to be the Dads they want to be. Saving them valuable time and money by avoiding the common parenting mistakes.  Join the 2900 other dads already benefiting from his website This Dad can…. [Read More]

Some Things You Will Need To Be A Parent: Guess What, They Are Free

We live in a very fast technological world and our children are growing up right in the middle of it. iPads, mobile phones, and every conceivable item of technology is available to them, and incredibly at a cost they can or at least their parents can afford. The other day I read that generation Z is actually boring of technology. They flick through YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, aimlessly looking for something to interest them. All this got me thinking that as a parent what are my own hopes and dreams for my children? I will always be proud whatever they decide… [Read More]

My Dad Commandments

If you are a regular reader of my little space on the internet, you will know that I have been a dad for 22 years. This at times has felt like a life sentence! In fact I think you will get get less jail time for murder! During those 22 years I have learnt that there are certain lines that you don’t cross with your children, and I have mentally developed the commandments of fatherhood. They are all stored in my subconscious waiting to be called upon to navigate fatherhood, which will hopefully make fatherhood a slightly easier path, rather… [Read More]

Top Tips For Re-Wiring Your Home

The decision to re-wire your home is never one that should be taken lightly. This is a time consuming, disruptive and potentially dangerous project. Unless you have experience dealing with electricity then this is not something you should do yourself. You should also be aware that there are regulations regarding re-wiring which must be adhered to. You can check with your local authority what these are exactly. The concept of electricity as we know it was first discovered in 1752 by Benjamin Franklin. Since then Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and now electricity is everywhere! Here are the top… [Read More]