Boys crying

Men have emotions, everyone knows it, it’s just we are rubbish as a society at allowing them to show them. (Unless they score a goal!) In the Channel  TV series SAS who dares wins episode 2 , we see several men talking about their emotions, dark times and suicidal...

Be a parent not a friend

When I was a child, we had a black Labrador Alsatian cross. Wonderful as he was, he became one thoroughly confused dog. Five owners, and five completely different sets of rules. Despite my parents best efforts to insist on uniformity, this poor dog never really knew...

Anne Robinson’s Britain

As ever Anne Robinson can ask the right questions and in this TV programme, her interrogations aimed at parenting. It is well worth a watch. Watching the programme highlighted once again the guilt and shame that surrounds parenting. Parents are under more pressure...

Dads let’s talk about puberty

Dads, let’s talk about Puberty Isn’t it about time we dads learnt to talk about puberty? About unwanted erections, hormones & changes that happen women? And to do it without embarrassment and code words, as if any of it were something to be ashamed of? Now I’m not...

Getting ready for secondary school

Are they ready for secondary school? Are you? It’s the time of year when hundreds of parents will be walking the corridors of secondary schools,  listening to head teachers do their best to sell their school to nervous mums and dads. The cross over to secondary school...

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