Books that will bring on the boys

486e9577487fa2f09010ca88a9bd

Boys like adventure stories with lots of action, some death-defying thrills and maybe a little humour. All of these elements are present in this handful of  well-told stories.
Shane Peacock narrates the Boy Sherlock H...


Questions that baffle us

Dac2b6d4467281204f6da846b24c

Someone much wiser than I often tells me that one of the most important aspects of being a parents is taking time for our own relationships. Since that “someone” is my mother-in-law, I'm actually allowed – in very specific situations ...


The quiz that will tell all

8d4f28184c8cb578b1c93a407528

Sure, I'm a normal parent. I have a 10-year-old son who got to spend Father's Day with me this year doing exactly what I've done every father's day for the last 13 years: announce at a race. The poor kid was so exhausted by the end of day ...


Summer reading to make you smile

Cdb7271f4926868cd62d9680db19

Long summer days give us time for contemplation as well as play. These new titles take us into summer with a smile.
For a start let’s tag along with author Carolyn Beck and illustrator Andrea Beck as they take us through


Fun with fictional families

1979b19d4d52aadcbe9b8b795167

The dynamics of family life present many opportunities for drama and turbulence. There can also be some hilarious moments as the following stories show.
Gail Banning has put her fictional family Out on a Limb (Key Po...


The voice of experience

Edaf95814d49b3e90508f0948c00

Are you what might be described as a helicopter parent? Are you the kind of parent who hovers around your children, trying to make sure that everything is just right for them? Do you believe that your kids are entitled to good marks, to su...


Displaying Post 55 - 60 of 72 in total