How Secondary School Changed my Daughter

Sometimes in parenting, there are moments that make you stop in your tracks. “Holy Hell, how did THAT happen?” you’ll ask yourself. Take the two video stills below. The first image is from last July, just before Flea started secondary school. The second image is from a video a couple of weeks ago.…

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Be Careful what you Wish for!

It’s three months into Flea’s secondary school journey.  Is it too soon to confess that I’m exhausted? Completely and utterly. It’s hard to imagine before you’re here, how much life changes when a child goes into secondary school. In some ways, it’s a good thing – at Flea’s old school,…

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Secondary School: Excitement and Jitters

Another milestone day for our household this week, as Flea went to her secondary school induction day. I don’t think I was the only one who was overwhelmed. Faced with a big hall, unfamiliar teachers and lots of parents I didn’t recognise, I’ll confess to a gulp. Or three. That’s…

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