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]

Co-Sleeping And Twins Seriously What’s The Problem

Our twin girls are six years old and yes! Shock horror they still find their way into our bed most nights of the week, does it bother me well quite honestly not a lot. This is my reasons why? Nothing in this world can prepare you for having twin babies, two demanding babies who each want feeding, a nappy change and want a nap, and this is usually happening at the same time. It’s a 24/7 job that gives you basically no rest for the first 18 months. So it would be no surprise that eventually you give in and… [Read More]

A Guide To Helping Your Child Adjust To Day Care

Every parent remembers that first day at a care centre, and more often than not, for all the wrong reasons, with screaming junior being gently restrained by a professional carer while mum makes her exit. The reason for such anxiety is really quite simple to understand, as the child had not undergone any preparation for this transition – which is huge for a toddler who is always in a familiar and secure environment at home, and more importantly, mum never leaves their side. In order to prevent a stressful experience on that up and coming first day of separation, here… [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]

Do I Regret Having Children: Maybe, Maybe Not

This is a hot topic of recent days. Apparently there have been many parents that, although they love their children, have said that they’ve regretted having them. This is something I struggle to understand. Over last week or so it’s been all over the radio with many people debating it. I was actually asked to take part in a couple of shows, but decided to decline, mainly because I didn’t think I could add anything of any value to the debate, but I thought via my blog, I would add my opinion. It’s 2018 and 25 years ago I was… [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]

School Class Assembly

Last Friday my six year old twin girls had their family school class assembly. This is their third class assembly since they started at primary school. Looking back at previous assemblies in nursery and reception, I vividly remember the girls looking like rabbits caught in the headlights of an oncoming car, very nervous and and if I’m honest looking like they were about to burst into tears at any given moment. So it was lovely to watch the new found confidence that was plain for everybody to see. It’s amazing what a couple of years can do to a child’s… [Read More]