Magical Moments in Parenting #701

GP: I’m going to write a letter to your teacher to explain that you mustn't use the hand gel in the dining room any more. Flea: Why? GP: Because we think that’s what’s making your hands all red and swollen. Flea: Is it an allergy? GP: Yes, it’s an allergy…

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Pushy Parent Syndrome

Last night, I attended a seminar (for want of a better word) at Flea's school, where the teachers explained how the children are being taught to read.  I was expecting something quite full on – this is a private school and one that has a reputation for "bringing children on"…

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Flea’s 5 Tips for Big School

So, the world and his dog are busy writing random lists of how to get your kids ready for big school. My favourite tip was this one: "A week before school starts, start getting into the routine of getting up early, getting dressed & having breakfast." Are you completely stark…

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