Author: SueW

The British Way of Parenting!

“I tucked my kids up in bed and said, “night night, see you in the morning,” and then we laughed and laughed and we saw each other sixteen more times before sunrise” ~ unknown!

The midweek Word Prompt over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Tough Love!

During a recent trip to the Mall, GC witnessed a young child fall over. The child appeared to be knocked out for a few seconds, but his parents showed little or no concern. His mother, after hauling the child to his feet, continued chatting on her mobile (cell phone).

Was this tough love or simply indifference? We asked our readers to form an opinion.

When it comes to parenting, we all have our own way of doing things, what one parent believes is tough love, another will regard as being too soft.

We think much of it depends on our culture and where we are from, and importantly, the hand we are dealt, in other words, the kids we are given!

I enlisted a little help from the late cartoonist ‘Giles’ to showcase the British way of parenting. Read More…

The School Bus

Grumpy driver

I couldn’t find a decent quote today, all I could find was this sickly smarmy one —

To The School Bus Driver -“You are sometimes the first smiling adult a child sees each morning and the last before they get home. You always brave the weather to get our kids safely where they need to be, while being a shining example as you do it.”  Said no child ever! 

This is a second response to GC and my Weekly Prompts word prompt Reading, after all, where else do you learn to read if not at school!

It’s back to school week for most children, and for me, it means back to a normal routine, which sometimes means cooking the odd meal for the ones next door and occasionally  picking up from after school activities and administering care when sick.

Now and again, just occasionally, I feel a little nostalgic for the start of the school year and miss meeting up with my colleagues after the long summer break.

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