5 Conversations to have with your child about social media

Social media can be daunting for many parents. With new apps and sites emerging daily, parents can often struggle to keep ahead of our ‘digital native’ children. Regardless of the social media site or app your child is using, Laya Healthcare encourages parents to talk with their children and ensure they have these important conversations with them about using social media. What is the meaning of ‘privacy’ online?  What does it really mean when we select ‘private account’? Once we have selected this option, can we then share whatever we want and it will remain private? Unfortunately, this is not… [Read More]

What Age Do we Let Our Children Walk to School Or Anywhere On Their Own?

We live in a world that is very unpredictable. The freedom that I had as a child from a very early age, really doesn’t exist anymore. I grew up in the city. Granted it’s not the biggest city in the world, but it has a population of around 300k so it’s a reasonable size. When I was growing up walking to the shop from my home, which I will admit was only about 400 yards away, was something I was doing at around seven or eight years old. There was no issue in doing this because the shopkeeper knew me… [Read More]

Family Settings With Xbox To Stay Safe Online

Xbox have recently introduced their all new family settings. Xbox, which is part of the Microsoft family, are committed to making gaming a fun, inclusive and safe experience for everyone. This means that all the family can enjoy a positive and rewarding experience whilst gaming. Last week I attended a session which was held by Xbox to learn in more detail all about their family settings. Following this session Xbox have loaned me an Xbox One S so that I can set up the Xbox for my family so we can all have a safe and enjoyable experience gaming. I… [Read More]

Teaching 5 Year Olds About All Sorts of Family’s In School Who Decides?

So here we are in 2019, society has supposed to have moved on we have become more tolerant and understanding as people, but have we really. There is sadly still in 2019 a bigot narrow minded large percentage of people that try to dictate to us what is considered normal. Normal now there is a word that nowadays is used so inappropriately especially when it comes to family, because people that have very narrow minds use it in such way that if a family doesn’t consist of mum, dad and children anything and everything beyond that is not “normal” this… [Read More]

Treads The School Shoes That Are Indestructible Review #Ad

Children and school shoes if your children are anything like my seven year old twin girls then you will have that feeling that you are constantly buying new ones because they quite simply don’t last very long. As a new full-term starts we are off to the shops to Purchase new school shoes again “parents give big sigh!” Muttering under their breath more money. So when I was approached by Treads the makers of the the indestructible school shoe, yes I will be honest I was a little bit sceptical that a shoe could be indestructible surely there is no… [Read More]

Rewarding Parents – How Much Can We Earn For Our Favourite Job

Being a parent is the most rewarding job in the world, as well as life changing. It comes with the tears, the tempers and the tantrums, but the love and unconditional pride you feel whilst cooking meals that may not get eaten and tidying toys that will be broken is priceless. Multitasking if I only got paid. In fact, how can you put a price on parenting? Ahead of Mother’s Day, Funky Pigeon have created a #ParentsSalary calculator for stay-at-home parents to work out just how much they could be paid should each parental duty come with a salary; cooking,… [Read More]

A Mother’s Day Thank You Card To Break A Guinness World Record #AD

Mother’s Day is a very important day all around the world. It’s also a very special day in our home for a couple of reasons. My seven year old twin girls love to spoil their mum, my wife. The other reason is my mum who is in the twilight years of her life. This means that we make a big effort because the number of Mothers Days we will celebrating with her is sadly not going to be that many more. Spoiling and celebrating your mum on Mother’s Day is so important. It means that mum knows how appreciated, valued… [Read More]

When Is Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Going To Take Responsibility?

Some of the biggest and most powerful companies in the world are social media companies. They have been allowed to grow without any regulation and they seem to operate in their own world without any governing body, or government controlling their behaviour. They consistently tell us that it’s not their problem, but the people using the social media platforms problem. They also say they can’t control what is being posted, come on! Who are you kidding? Well, in my very humble opinion that is total nonsense, and it’s time they faced up to being responsible and started to operate their… [Read More]