Half – Term things to do !

  I’ve been asked by BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester this week to comment on some ideas to make the half term more fun and enjoyable and it got me pondering about the language we use to describe holiday time. If you think it will be looooong, full of whining about “being bored” and stressful […]

It’s the Summer Hols – do you leave your kids ‘Home Alone?’

As schools break up for the holidays, a children’s charity is urging parents to think carefully before leaving children home alone over the summer. I’m speaking on BBC Radio  Hereford and Worcester about leaving children alone. It’s a difficult problem as there is no firm law around leaving children by themselves – no guidance around […]

Travelling With A Toddler On A Plane.

  I was interviewed by BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester today about travelling with toddlers on a plane and keeping them occupied and busy. Here are my 10 Tips for Keeping a Toddler Busy on a plane. We were on hols in South Africa and the little girl behind me could have done with some of […]

Did Harambe the Gorilla Have to Die?

I was interviewed this morning on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester about the sad shooting of a beautiful gorilla called Harambe. It’s always so easy to judge others isn’t it, but I wasn’t there and all I know is that the Zoo had a duty of care to keep the little boy safe. Hindsight is […]

So do you secretly have a favourite child?

I was live on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester today discussing a new piece of research that claims that most parents have a favourite child, and it’s probably the eldest. A study conducted at the University of California shows that out of 768 parents surveyed, 70 per cent of mothers and 74 per cent of fathers […]

Why are children so unhappy?

Why ARE children so uphappy? I’m being interviewed on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester about the new report from The Children’s Society’s “Good Childhood Report” where England is ranked behind nations like Romania, Brazil and South Africa AGAIN ! We live in one of the wealthiest, most technologically advanced countries in the world. We’ve had 60 years of […]