Welcome Dears,

 All my experience, ideas and learnings since becoming a Nan. Its like childhood all over again!

I’m sharing what I am learning about being a grandparent of boys. No intention to reinforce gender stereotypes but there are some irrefutable differences. I want to do a bit of myth busting and entertaining too. I write from my experiences, struggles, battles, laughter and love.

I worked hard for over 40 years and now I am dancing through life using knowledge and expertise when I can. I don’t ‘know it all’ but I can share the challenges of my new and favourite role, one given to me by my (much smarter and more creative) daughter.  These are either my views or ones i have highjacked from others who I have met and admired on the way…

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Here's what I've figured out so far...

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Handling Hugs
Health & Snot

Handling Hugs

03 Jul 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

It has been a long while since I was hugging the boys on a regular basis.  Feeling the loss made me think back to cuddlier...

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Friendship Ceremonies
Playtime

Friendship Ceremonies

26 Jun 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

Battles are inevitable between children but rebuilding friendships can need parents help.

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Getting a wee on target
Boyology

Getting a wee on target

19 Jun 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

All the boys are at different stages of learning to wee into the toilet. We have the older ones consistently standing but sometimes forgetting the...

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Coronavirus gives a ‘return to school’ bonus 

Duncan was excited to go back to school. His brothers were a little jealous. On day one by lunchtime Kevin was calling for Duncan to...

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Is the rush back to school critical for Reception and Year 1?

Is sending 4-6 year olds back to school critical for their education outcomes?

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Where’s your willy, Nan
Boyology

Where’s your willy, Nan

29 May 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

When faced with the direct question ‘ where is your willy, Nanny’ by a boy who is keenly observant in the swimming pool family changing...

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Police intervention in parenting.

I did not get very close to the Body Shop. It was cordoned off. I asked a police officer what was going on. 

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Here’s what we should be talking about when we talk about ‘vulnerable’ children?

We are letting down children by not reopening schools, so the Government tells us. The narrative is founded on the premise that unless Reception, and...

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As the ‘font of all knowledge’ I am often asked the unexpected by my grandsons. But ‘ what colour are my nuts was not on my list of ‘ to be expected’ questions https://www.nanhood.com/what-colour-are-my-nuts-nan/

6 is at school, Class of 10 pupils, 5 staff, #SocialDistancing

Nan: Are you missing Anything about school?

6: Yes....Not being able to put my sports kit in my locker.

Nan: OK (the little things in life matter)

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

Dr Seuss