Girlbug ate all the chocolate: a lesson in impulse control

She ate all the chocolate. Twice. The first time was dramatic, the second was telling. The first time was the advent calendars. I’d put them in the lounge, out of reach of Boybug (obvs), and only just in reach of Girlbug. There were two each. Each child had a cardboard, chocolate filled one, and one … More Girlbug ate all the chocolate: a lesson in impulse control

Five (or more) animals that do parenting better than me

I feel like I’ve used every tool in my Parenting Arsenal, and the kids still aren’t playing ball. Am I just overthinking things?  I’m not arguing against evidence-based parenting (obviously!), but there are times when I wonder if I might do better going on instinct…but usually as I’m thinking this I am also looking up … More Five (or more) animals that do parenting better than me

Technological tots

There are plenty of commentaries about the role of social media, gagetry and screens in our children’s upbringing, and I’m loathed to add to it…But I’m going to. I am a first-generation IT-child. I started school in the world of BBC computers (well…one computer) and wheeled-out cathode ray tube TVs. I lived the first decade … More Technological tots