We pay a lot of attention to child behavioural experts when making decisions about our children. Even if you think you don’t, think you eschew what the experts say, a lot of it filters through into the common cultrual psyche and what you may think is just old-fashioned common sense is often the product of last generation’s experts. Continue reading
When I had my third child, last November, I had no idea how chaotic three kids under three would be. Days like today make me wonder what the bloody hell I was thinking when I thought it was a good idea. Continue reading
While out shopping recently at the supermarket a little boy, around 3 or 4 years old, ploughed into me full tilt while I was comparing prices on pasta spirals. He looked up with a mischevious grin and then took off at a sprint. His mother, a harried woman with a trolley full of groceries, strolled down the aisle behind her tearaway son. Her eyes briefly met mine before they returned to the search for the speed racing boy. Continue reading
You’re watching your adorable toddler playing with other children in the sandpit at playgroup. A squabble breaks out over a toy shovel and before you can say ‘Mike Tyson, spit that ear out’ Miss Two has bitten little Cindy’s forearm. Continue reading
I think every generation feels the one following is moving too quickly so that’s nothing new.