EpiphaNan

Life is a journey.  Nanhood part of the journey and is the most stage amazing so far. This theme is dedicated to my Nanhood Epiphanies, those moments with a serious flavour. The big, the small and the blindingly obvious matters you may not always agree with.

It’s not a boy or a girl Nan it’s a….

08 May 2020
It’s not a boy or a girl Nan it’s a….

Facing loss in lockdown A sad part of this year has been the loss of friends, colleagues, acquaintances, family and health and social care staff,...

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A doorway into an unsafe world

03 Jan 2020
A doorway into an unsafe world

My nephew thought that his son had no access to the internet as he had put parental safety controls ‘on’ but on a visit I...

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If I want to smack I can

28 Feb 2020
If I want to smack I can

To smack or not to smack is one of the toughest choices stressed, tired and busy parents can make.

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Make Children Safe Online

07 Feb 2020
Make Children Safe Online

Its time to act not just think about the safety of our children online

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Whose job is it now we’re all at home?

01 Apr 2020
Whose job is it now we’re all at home?

Parents are first educators Parents are the child’s first educators not childcare workers or teachers. With Covid-19 they have the best chance ever to go...

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Home education

15 May 2020
Home education

Home schooling was not something we had ever considered. There is a nearby homeschooling room for families to gather. We do have a friend who...

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Can we develop out misogyny?

06 Mar 2020
Can we develop out misogyny?

Giving boys and girls the language and understanding to close the gender divide is a battle we can win together

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Musicality can be learnt at home

10 Jan 2020
Musicality can be learnt at home

The pressure children can be placed under to learn an instrument is powerful. How they learn is varied.  There is no gene for music  There...

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Coronavirus gives a ‘return to school’ bonus 

12 Jun 2020
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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What is too much screen time?

17 Apr 2020
What is too much screen time?

Elliot loves screen time...who doesn't? If we adults leave the virtual door open to a world beyond the content can travel into territory we would...

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

21 May 2020
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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Is the rush back to school critical for Reception and Year 1?

01 Jun 2020
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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Police intervention in parenting.

22 May 2020
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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Time for Nan to say goodbye

15 Dec 2019
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’,...

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