April 2018

March 2018

Oh no, it’s parental FOMO

By | 2018-04-09T20:21:56+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Family Life|

Worrying about our children is the default mode for many parents these days. And there’s no end to the things that trouble us as we strive to raise kids in this uncertain world. Then, just as we’re adjusting to the fact that, actually, we're not bad parents after all, parental FOMO blips onto the radar. [...]

January 2018

The parenting choice – laugh or go mad

By | 2018-02-05T14:56:59+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Family, Family Life, Grandparents, Parenting, Parents' survival|

There’s no end of advice contained in the thousands of parenting books lining the bookshelves to help us in our quest to raise our kids. Doctors, academics, child psychologists, therapists and experts are primed, ready to tell us how to handle this parenting lark. Nobody said it was going to be easy, but we’re [...]

Are you a bad parent?

By | 2018-02-05T15:18:36+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Family Life, Parenting|

We’ve all had them.  Moments in our lives when an incident – a small mistake, a misunderstanding, a close shave or the tiniest lapse in our vigilance - left us feeling and reeling as if we were the worst parents in the world.  Maybe, at that moment in time, we were bad parents.  Or possibly [...]

September 2017

Tech-savvy grandparents get mobile

By | 2017-09-26T14:39:58+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Family Life, Grandparents|

UK’s tech-savvy grandparents keep the wheels on the family bus going round and round. The UK would shudder to a halt if all the grandparents who look after their grandchildren simultaneously downed tools. 9.2 million people in this country are lifesavers for their own children, taking either an active or essential role in [...]

August 2017

July 2017

GoMunkee asks – The school summer holidays – are we parents or slaves?

By | 2018-02-05T16:01:21+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Boys, Family, Family Life, Girls, Holidays, Parents' survival|

Dearest Kids, The summer holidays are upon us and you've just Brexited school.  You'll want to get the most out of the weeks ahead, so I'm planning to be at your disposal 24/7 to ensure it all goes well. Firstly, you have my complete approval to leave your stuff wherever you want this summer. Empty [...]