Talking to Children about Complex & Sensitive Topics: The Israel – Hamas War

Talking to children about complex and sensitive topics like the Israel – Hamas war can be challenging. It is important to understand that images & videos cannot be unseen. As the conflict in Israel worsens, it’s important to get your kids off Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter X. If not, prepare them for what […]

Why it’s IMPORTANT to read to your kids.

  I’ve just been interviewed on BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio about why it’s important to read to kids. Of course we all know that reading matters, but just how much it matters and how it can impact our children may be surprising. As a former Deputy Head Teacher & Class Teacher  for over 25 […]

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 […]

Are You Dreading The Summer Holidays ?

  I’m speaking on BBC Radio  about the cost of keeping your kids busy, occupied, productive and entertained through the long Summer Holidays. I always remind the families that I work with that the Summer is a wonderful time to build memories with your children that will last a lifetime. I have some wonderful memories […]

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 […]

Are we raising a generation of Calpol kids?

I watched this eye-opening documentary on TV where Doctor Chris Van Tulleken discovers the truth behind the drugs we are giving our children. Parents the world over have been known to give their children Calpol when they’re feeling under the weather. Whether it’s a high temperature, a tummy ache or teething, there’s a particular brand […]

Here are 5 reasons why excessive gaming is BAD for your kids.

If I had a £1 for every parent who’s said to me, ‘I don’t know how to get them off their games Sue – it’s just so hard.’ I’d be a rich woman! I’m being interviewed on BBC Radio Essex tomorrow speaking to a mum whose two kids love to game and spend hours doing it […]

Do you argue in front of your kids? Do they see you make up?

I’m speaking on BBC Radio Scotland about how parents’ arguments really affect their children. It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. We are discussing what parents and carers can do to limit the harm caused by their rows because what happens at home really does affect children’s […]

Basically parenting all boils down to bowels & behaviour!

I had a fun interview on BBC Radio Leeds this morning talking about a book the presenter found in his attic. We had bathing kids in tea and vinegar to reduce  their temperature, to putting whiskey in their bottle to help them sleep through.   We also heard about giving kids Steedman’s power for practically […]

Social media harms moral development.

  A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children’s moral development, a survey has suggested. Just over half (55%) of 1,700 people with children aged 11 to 17 strongly agreed that social media hinders or undermines moral development. The poll was part of a project by the Jubilee Centre for […]