Category: Parenting Style

A Mother’s 18 ½ Year Reign

A Mother’s 18 ½ Year Reign Looking back over my 18 ½ year mothering reign, I have fantastic memories.  Like most parents of these ‘First Times’ experiences fill you with wonder, pride and some of the most frightening times of your life.  These times all start during pregnancy, so I apologies to all you fathers …

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Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine.

Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine.   Christmas is a funny old time of year.  As with most religious festivals, the majority of us have forgotten what the festival is truly about and now see it as a time to spend with the family; giving presents, eating and drinking.  Oh, and trying to do a bit …

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A Teenager or an Alien

A Teenager or an Alien (Just Another Strange Mother) When I heard parents of teenagers saying their kids had turned into aliens I never really understood what that meant.  That was never going to happen to me! As I became a parent, like most of us, I had over confident expectations of how my children …

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Exam Fever – Who has it the parents or the teenagers?

Exam Fever – Who has it the parents or the teenagers? We are now half way through the exams.  How are you bearing up?                                                Over the Easter holidays my daughter was told she should be revising six hours a day for ten days.  How realistic is this?  Yes, in the ideal world with the ideal …

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Is Breast Best?

Is Breast Best? When preparing for the birth of your baby there are so many things to think about and so many questions to be answered; Do you want a boy or a girl? Is your birth plan ready? What colour will the nursery be? What about names? As well as keeping a check on …

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Battles with the Tantrum

Battles with the Tantrum As your children rapidly grow into teenagers you quickly forget the difficulties you experienced managing a 3 year olds tantrums.  I was thrust back into this over the Easter period when visiting family. A wonderful happy thoughtful child can turn into another creature within seconds.  My now teenagers sitting open mouthed …

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The Life Cycle of Showing Affection.

The Life Cycle of Hugs, Cuddles and Kisses. If you are touchy feely person like myself, you will understand the beneficial effects and the importance of having hugs, cuddles and kisses.  The warmth of someone  else’s arms around you, the kindness and caring that can flow between you that can make a bad day all …

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