My new year’s resolution: Stop being a Shouty Mum

Kate Kirk at Counting to Ten blog reflects on her self-confessed biggest shortcoming when it comes to parenting. As the end of the year approaches, she reveals the strategies she’ll be using to to control her temper and resist being a shouty mum in 2020. In my last post I shared some things we thought…

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Parenting: 6 things we swore we’d never do but do

Becoming a parent is a life-changing event that nothing really prepares you for. BritMums’ Kate Kirk at CountingToTenBlog (pictured here with her children) reveals some of the things she and fellow bloggers have found themselves doing as a parent that they swore they never would from bribery to raising their voices. Judge and be judged?…

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Parents share their tips for raising teens & tweens

BritMums blogger Joanne Gray at Mother of Teenagers selects the best advice on raising teens and tweens for this month’s round-up. Discover tips from fellow parents on everything from planning for the school prom, to earning extra pocket money and even what to buy them for Christmas! Sharing is at the heart of everything we…

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Teens & Tweens: How to handle teenagers – Humour helps!

Who doesn’t feel better after a good laugh?  Laughter is widely acclaimed as the best medicine for your health as well as for dealing with a difficult situation and parenting is no exception – particularly if there is a teenager in the house, as this month’s humorous selection of posts shows. Nikki at Stressy Mummy…

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9 signs it’s the end of the school year

Christmas time is always hectic.  But the end of the school year brings with it a to-do list that can rival Santa’s.  So. Much. To. Remember. Your head is spinning and you don’t remember what you volunteered yourself to do at the school fete.  These are the signs that it is definitely the end of…

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