Things I Want my Daughter to Know at 13

There are so many things I want my daughter to know as she becomes a teenager. Flea had her 13th birthday this week and please don’t think I’m unaware of the irony of this post. Because parents of teens know nothing. Or so our children would like to think. Thirteen…

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What We Learned About School in Year 8

So here we are at the end of Year 8. I’ve got to say, Flea’s not the only one who’s learned a lot this year. I feel like I’ve completely changed the way that I parent my daughter this past year. I’ve definitely changed my approach to her schooling. At…

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Tips for Taking Kids to their First Concert

Today I’m sharing our top tips for taking kids to their first concert. Concerts are something we LOVE in our household. As you’ll know if you follow me on Insta, we had a big weekend.  Flea and I spent Friday night at the Taylor Swift concert in Manchester, and on…

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What I’ve Learned About Exam Stress (from getting it all wrong)

Are you wondering how to reduce exam stress for your teen?  Like so many things in parenting, my tips for dealing with exam stress come from getting this stuff all wrong to begin with. This Time Last Year: Exam Stress Overload Flea attended a primary school that didn’t do SATS,…

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Why I Use Audio Books to Start Conversations with Flea

Read on to discover the best audio books for teens to listen to with their parents:  Lean in close, friends. Today I am sharing one of my favourite tips for getting your teen or tween to talk to you. Listen to audio books together. Sounds weird, but bear with me.…

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