Time for Nan to say goodbye

Time for Nan to say goodbye

We grandparents have to come to terms with our own mortality and help keep conversation about death as ordinary as ‘ the holiday has ended’, ‘ your hamster is dead’

Racial awareness does not just happen

Racial awareness does not just happen

By the age of 5 discrimination by skin colour can be well underway. We are socialising our young children to think like us before they think for themselves. Their learning does not only come through formal lessons but through the social contexts in which we nurture our much loved offspring.

I don’t like Black people

I don’t like Black people

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

Talking to Babies is boring

Talking to Babies is boring

When our boys were babies we spent a lot of time talking to them.  They all started repeating nursery rhymes as they reached 16 months of age. Parents who ‘had…