Scouts Waiting List Tops 100,000 as parents try to help lockdown children develop self-esteem. Here are some very practical tips to nurture your children’s self esteem.

An increasing number of parents are keen for their children to join Scouts CREDIT: Scouts/SWNS I was speaking with Ben Kentish on LBC Radio about the enormous demand for  Scout membership as it has skyrocketed, with the organisation urging more volunteers to sign up to become Scout leaders. The waiting list for the Scout Association has […]

How Do I Cope With School Closures and Homeschooling.

  As regularly readers know I was a Deputy Head and Class Teacher for 25 years and have brought up 2 kids so I know about the ups and downs of having children. But this is a time of unprecedented challenge and change. Children have been sent home indefinitely from school. The first piece of […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

I was speaking on Channel 5 News about ways of handling the Coronavirus with your children. The crisis of COVID-19 that has engulfed adult lives for the past few weeks has frightened and confused children too. As they hear you and teachers repeatedly stressing the need to maintain personal hygiene and hear or read of […]