To support your child in their sporting endeavours in 2019 can you have these awkward conversations?
As our children get older, there are conversations which become more awkward. As parents of sporting athletes, there are several conversations which, despite their awkwardness, if we don’t have them they will close the door to enabling our children to feel that they can talk to us about these important issues. By keeping those doors firmly closed, we run the risk of increasing shame and reducing their ability to process some of the challenges that pursuing sporting dreams offers them. We also diminish their ability to understand who they are in environments which often seek to ‘mould’ them in clone-like ways.read more
A click-bait title, I know, but here is my review of the week, which as I continued reflecting on made me mindful of the dangers of what has been an epically successful week. Thank you for contributing to PISW2018, what excited you? What would you change in PISW2019?...read more
This ‘version’ Jenga game is a game I’ve been using for over a year. Each time I’ve used it it has had a real impact on those playing and many of those making the noise.read more
RICHARD on BBC RADIO 4’s WOMANs HOUR “Being honest about how we are as parents and our emotions enables us to use our self-awareness for the benefit of our children.”read more
What is it like to play sport with adults shouting at you?
What does parent noise pollution sound like?
Here is what it can sound like and looks
100 kids shouting at 8 adults playing sport