On continuing to read with your kids

Like many parents, my husband and I have always read with our children.  When they were babies, we read fairy stories and nursery rhymes to them and gave them board books to chew and dribble over.  Touch-and-feel books were popular, as were lift-the-flap books (usually reinforced with triple layer sellotape to cater for even the most boisterous of readers), scratch-and-sniff books, and musical books (batteries often mysteriously stopped … Continue reading On continuing to read with your kids

The Day before GCSE Results Day

Twenty-four hours before my oldest child receives her GCSE results, it’s hard not to relive the day the game was up for me.   One thing I’ve learned about being a parent is that  it’s impossible not to revisit my own past as my children grow older. Until my ‘O’ Level (as these exams were called in my day) results arrived, to the outside world, I was … Continue reading The Day before GCSE Results Day