I did not choose my elf on the shelf. He chose me. If you read my post on the Easter Bunny, you would know that I’m not a big fan of being pressured into all this American bullshit through social media. However, about two years ago my lovely neighbours Kevin… Continue reading How To Use Elf On The Shelf To Get The Kids To Behave…
Ok, so bach o disclaimer i ddechra… dyma’r tro cynta i fi flogio yn Gymraeg, felly jest i rybuddio chi, dwi’n licio rhegi. A di Cymraeg fi ddim yn berffaith, ddim o bell ffor. Dwi’n sgwennu fel dwi’n siarad felly Wenglish a bratiaith fydd hi fan hyn ol ddy we… Continue reading Stori’r Geni – Dal yn berthnasol?
Most days my inner monologue goes a little something like this… (wakes up) Oh God, what day is it? Oh no, it’s Wednesday. I feckin hate Wednesays. Wednesday means – swimming lessons. Oh God. I hate my life. (four-year-old enters and slips under the duvet for a squishy cuddle) Oh… Continue reading The Bipolar Mum…
Giving your child jobs will help improve behaviour… When I was a teacher, giving out jobs was a technique I used all the time to manage challenging kid’s behaviour. Picture the scene – the hyperactive, problematic kid enters the class, but before he starts stomping about kicking chairs and flinging… Continue reading Improve your Child’s Behaviour with Chores
Sugar does make my kids hyper. In fact, it makes them batshit crazy, which is why I try to limit it. Sugar hyper school kids… When I was a teacher I used to teach a Year 10 Class just after lunchtime. There was one kid, let’s call him Jimmy, now… Continue reading Does sugar make kids hyper?
Papoosegate… mega lolz right? This week Piers Morgan slammed Daniel Craig on Twitter for carrying his baby daughter in a papoose. Naturally, the debate then made its way onto Good Morning Britain where Piers stood by his opinion, calling dads who wear papooses – ‘emasculated’. Hundreds of thousands of dads… Continue reading Papoosegate
Why would we reward our kids for good behaviour? Don’t know about you, but I don’t do nowt for free. Who does? When it’s date night and I’ve made an effort to smooth down the Ken Dodd head and paint over the eye bags, I do expect a – ‘you… Continue reading Rewarding Kids – Top Ten Tips
A short essay on why females bring other females down… When I was head of year in a secondary school, about 90% of my time was spent sorting out bitchiness between girls. Now that my little girl is in school, sadly it is evident this sort of crap is still… Continue reading Bitch Eat Bitch
When I was a teacher, I loved teaching Sex Education. However… not all teachers shared my enthusiasm. Sixty year old, male D.T. teachers in their carky corduroys did not feel comfortable teaching it. Traditional, aging female R.E. teachers in their tweed skirts and beaded necklaces squirmed at even the thought.… Continue reading ‘Mummy, what’s sex?’
I have a very good friend (whom I love dearly and is probably going to read this), who for her baby’s first birthday threw the most epic kids birthday party. It was on par with an MTV ‘My Sweet Sixteen’ millionaire teenager’s bash. It had a bouncy castle, homemade cakes… Continue reading The kids party hell