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Through the eyes of an 11yr old

November 12, 2010

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As much as I like to think I can sympathise with the trials and tribulations of my 11 year old son.  I have to admit it’s not happening for me.  Someone is erasing parts of my brain. There was a time when I could remember being 4, then I could think back to about being […]

Body Language – The Parent Child Divide

November 1, 2010

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 When I had my son, I fully admit I was not prepared for the journey of parenthood, to say I was a complete novice is an understatement.  I kept looking for the ‘manual’, the ‘off switch’ and the ‘reset’ button.  If someone invents one of them, I am definitely first in line to get it.  […]

Little White Lies My Mother Told Me

October 19, 2010

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    I remember when I was growing up there was a number of things that my mum would say to me and as a trusting child I believed them.  I find that now I’m a parent there are occasions that some of them just pop out, even though I swore when I had children I […]

Is Raising Boys Different to Raising Girls?

October 14, 2010

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Raising children is never going to be an easy task and any parent will be able to tell you that.  I only have one child and I don’t have any brothers or sisters so for me it is difficult to understand whether there is a real difference to raising boys than to raising girls.  I know from […]

My Irrational Fears

October 11, 2010

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I have come to the conclusion that when faced with my fears as a child I can’t count the umpteen amount of times when I ran away screaming at the top of my lungs with my hands flaying about my head.  I honestly believed that this would be an everyday occurrence in my life.  As […]

Cartoons From My Childhood

October 6, 2010

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Like most I love cartoons and animated films, there are many I remember growing up and many that I have shared with my son.  I hate to admit it but I still cry at Bambi and Dumbo, and I will always love the antics of the Aristocats.  There are some cartoons that I would watch […]

Things You Should Know

September 29, 2010

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I never know exactly what will happen, I’m not blessed with the power of foresight and in some respects I never want to be but I do know that if I wasn’t here then there are certain things I would want my son to know. I love you – I always have from the first […]