Mindfulness For Tiny Minds

What will my 8 year old son think of being told to sit on the floor and breath slowly – focusing on the breath – taking care to think about what his toes and legs and arms feel like? Will he giggle and feel silly? Probably the first and second time he does it. But...
No Kiss, He Just Vanished

No Kiss, He Just Vanished

Seventy-five years ago in 1939 when the Nazis invaded Poland, Renee Salt was just 10 years old. Now 85, she is able to look back and reflect on how, miraculously, she survived when so many others perished. Renee’s first experience of the Nazis was when they...
Our great ski gamble!

Our great ski gamble!

Three small children and a skiing trip – it’s not quite the recipe for a relaxing family getaway, is it? My husband Philip and I learned to ski as teenagers and always wished we had started when we were younger, because we were awestruck by the fearlessness of tiny...

The Pink Tax

   So it turns out it costs almost £30,000 more to raise a girl than a boy. This latest research from Moneysupermarket will shock absolutely no one with boys and girls in their family. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s actually far more than that in the...

No accounting for taste!

Hallelujah! I’m not to blame for the fussy eating habits of my 8 year old son. Oh no wait a minute -I am. What? So scientists have just discovered a child’s fussy eating habits are largely down to who they are and their genetics. I’ve often asked myself over the past...

No Kids Aloud

The idea of kid free “quiet” zones on planes is causing quite an uproar. Some are claiming “child discrimination” – others are going even as far as to say we are living in a society where “paedophobia” or a hatred of children is becoming commonplace. Well I for one, a...
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