Can you parent without shouting?

I shout too much. I seem to find myself in the position of Army Major, where I am barking (shouting) at my family, mainly my kids, a lot. I have plenty of  what seem like reasonable excuses. I am tired, I am busy,  I am under a lot of pressure, I am juggling many things […]

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When you get it right as a parent

This weekend, my boy let someone else babysit him and put him to bed, with no fuss, and no tears. Most people would read that and think “wow, what is so exciting about that, do these people not have a life?” But if you read on, you will find out why that is a big […]

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Working parent problems

I am a working parent. I currently work for myself, writing this  blog and articles for various parenting organisations, as well as working in my day job running parent/carer groups local to me. I am lucky in many ways, because I am my own boss to a greater extent, so things like sick leave, holidays, […]

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