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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Boys and Body Shaming
Boyology

Boys and Body Shaming

22 Jan 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

Boys are concerned about their bodies too Connor reposted what a young teenage boy had posted on Instagram about body shaming. I read it.  At...

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Keeping Fit Together
Boyology

Keeping Fit Together

15 Jan 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

In the days when gyms and studios were open I found I had a chance to change Duncan’s view of his old Nan. Half term...

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Which books show my boys the diverse world they live in best?

Growing up with every ‘ism’ I was brought up hearing my father speak ill of Black people, homosexuals and denigrating women. Whether in the factory,...

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Racial awareness does not just happen

Racial awareness  The Black Lives Matter campaign has been on TV, radio and around home. It is all around the boys. Understanding and reacting to...

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Is forcing a rush back to Primary school critical for lifelong achievement?

Will primary school children lose out in the long term if they go back to school before Easter? For those at junior level there may...

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I don’t like Black people
Epiphanan

I don’t like Black people

01 Jan 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

When Connor uttered the words ‘ I don’t like Black people’ I was stunned. It seems that the message ‘ there is only one race,...

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Nans need action to stop Online Harm

The boys are now using their tablets on a regular basis. Duncan has to do a lot of his school work on a laptop. Slowly...

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Getting the little darling to sleep
Health & Snot

Getting the little darling to sleep

18 Dec 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

Getting the little darling to sleep I am no hero. I failed miserably to crack the sleeping routine. As a Mum I modelled myself as...

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

Dr Seuss