2018-09-30
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The myth that boys hurt girls because they like them

Every girl has been told at some point in her life that if a boy pulls your hair, hurts you or does things to annoy you when you are growing up, it’s not because they are being mean, its because they actually like you and have no way to express their feelings. The only thing
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Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

It was December 2017 when my son, Nathan, started playing Fortnite. I was fed up of the sitting room being hogged by video games on the Xbox that for his Christmas I redecorated his bedroom and moved the console into his room. I was recovering from being in hospital and having the sofa and TV
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Discussing sexuality with your child

The topic of sexuality and gender is one that is discussed more freely with the current generation.¬† As a parent, I will honestly hold my hand up and say that I do not fully understand, the now vast, list of labels that are associated with sexuality and gender that are in use by today’s society.
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Parenting should come with a manual

Babies should be delivered with Haynes style manuals, with yearly updates and special add on instruction, bounus additions, for kids who decide to confuse parents even further with their new and exciting kid goings on. My boy is now 11 and I admit that it’s not been all smiles and rainbows. There have been a
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In the spotlight – sexual assult

The media has been populated with controversial stories recently of how women have been sexually assaulted in the entertainment industry. The Harvey Winstine stories, Hugh Heffner, and the unlucky radio DJ that was taken to court by Taylor Swift, and ordered to pay damages of $1 for grabbing her arse. The stories are always horrific
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Feeling Brave? Starting High School with #BravebyNature

September is just a few days away, and while the 1st of September for me always marks my late fathers birthday, this year it comes with a new anniversary, and one Nathan is going to remember for the rest of his life. This Friday, Nathan starts at High School, and we have spent the last
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Teaching children to drive with Young Driver

At first when I heard that children could start driving at specialised courses from as young as 10 in a full sized car, I could not quite believe it.  Part of me thought the idea was crazy and how on earth could children manage to drive a car being that small Рthen I realised,
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40 things to do before turning 40 – the realistic parents version

I have three years, and seven months to go until I hit 40. This only dawned on me properly recently. I’m getting older, I am the grown up! Turning 30 was not such a big deal, it was marked by a wonderful holiday, but I didn’t feel any different and even now, in my own
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13 Reasons Why – Does it encorrage suicide for teens?

Please note – this post contains spoilers and discussion for the TV show 13 Reasons Why and discusses teen suicide and bullying. If this is any way upsetting for you, please read something more light hearted on my blog. The latest Netflix original series, 13 Reasons Why, follows the life, and afterlife of troubled teen,
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Just a Mum? No, you are a superhero! Celebrating Mothers Day

Have you ever heard the phrase, “just a Mum”?  Maybe you have said it about yourself or heard a friend say it in passing. As it is Mothering Sunday this weekend, I am here to tell you that there is no such thing as being “just a Mum”, because being a Mum is one of
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